Car series ‘1’ done a symbol immediately in a subordinate eventuality during a feet of a snow-covered Mount Fuji. André Lotterer (D) started subordinate in a Audi R18 e-tron quattro with a path time of 1m 26.481s and on his subsequent tour posted a 1m 26.235 as a fastest time of a whole subordinate session. Consequently a German who lives in Tokyo clearly kick a existent subordinate path record, 1.264 seconds slower set by Toyota motorist Kazuki Nakajima 12 months ago. Lotterer subsequently incited his automobile over to Benoît Tréluyer (F). The normal of a 4 best laps from that a WEC subordinate outcome is distributed reflected a time of 1m 26.577s for a fastest Audi.
The sister automobile designated as series ‘2’ competent for grid position four. Allan McNish (GB) and Loïc Duval (F) common pushing duties and, on average, achieved a time of 1m 27.425s. Both drivers were reduction advantageous as they did not always find a transparent lap. In addition, on a day before, a group had mislaid about an hour and a half of pushing use due to unscheduled repairs after a GT entrant had strike a foe automobile of a Le Mans winners. Still, Duval/Kristensen/McNish can tackle a eventuality on Sunday yet vigour – as a leaders of a standings, they are starting a foe with a 32-point advantage.
On Sunday, a teams can design indeterminate continue during Fuji. The sixth of 8 World Championship rounds will start during 11:00 internal time (4:00 CEST). The foe can be watched by live streaming on a internet during www.audi-motorsport.com and on www.fiawec.com. In addition, an 85-minute TV promote on Eurosport will start in Germany during 8:35 on Sunday.
Quotes after qualifying
Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): “Obviously, it’s good that we clinched stick here during Fuji even yet it was unequivocally close. The guys in automobile series ‘1’ gathering ideal laps. This accumulative group subordinate is something unequivocally special. Car series ‘2’ was a small reduction advantageous and a position was worse in traffic. That’s since a outcome wasn’t utterly enough. But we all know that a subordinate outcome isn’t so critical for a outcome of a six-hour race.”
Chris Reinke (Head of LMP): “A stick position is always a ideal start into a foe weekend. Our dual Japan protagonists managed a shining performance. That’s a good starting bottom for a race. In a box of automobile series ’2’ we shouldn’t forget that a finish eventuality was lost. ‘Well done’ to a group that reassembled a heavily shop-worn foe car. The automobile was positively within a operation in subordinate yet we’re still going to do some minute analysing and work on apropos faster.”
Ralf Jüttner (Technical Director Audi Sport Team Joest): “The subordinate outcome is good and it was good to have clinched another Championship indicate for Audi. The dual drivers who gathering a subordinate eventuality were unequivocally pleased. Their path times were good – even faster than expected. But that was necessary, too, since a dual Toyotas were trailing them closely. Car series ‘2’ is a small serve behind. The drivers weren’t totally happy with a balance. We’ve still got to work on that for Sunday. But rows one and dual on a grid are good starting bases.”
Marcel Fässler (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1): “André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer have their home around here. That was a trump label since they know a lane good and had an implausible run. They burnt a times into a tarmac right on a initial dual laps. A subordinate eventuality can’t go any improved than this. Even yet it was unequivocally tighten some of a time, we merit a stick position. My dual team-mates were unequivocally ideal today.”
André Lotterer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1): “A glorious result, all was going perfectly. we managed it in only dual laps and thereafter Benoît (Tréluyer) was means to continue pushing on comparatively uninformed tires. He was using perfectly. He had one path for aiming and afterwards was a genuine bombshell. The foe was clever and we’re happy to be in front of a dual Toyota cars. For me, it’s a home turn and a loyal highlight. Hopefully, things will continue this approach in a foe tomorrow.”
Benoît Tréluyer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1): “The whole group was great. André (Lotterer) did a illusory pursuit of driving. What he managed to do on a initial dual laps was brilliant. we was means to burst into a automobile and still had uninformed tires. On my initial lap, we was a bit discreet since a back was a small unstable. The tires had substantially cooled down a bit after a array stop. The second path was superb, a third one even better. The automobile felt great. We’re unequivocally pleased.”
Loïc Duval (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #2): “It wasn’t a kind of subordinate we’d been anticipating for a car. We’ve got to find out since a opening was lacking since things had been going improved yesterday and this morning. Maybe we done a mistake with a set-up. But this was only subordinate and a foe will still be unequivocally long. We’re not starting distant behind a others. We’ve still got some some-more work to do. Sincere congratulations to a drivers of a sister car.”
Tom Kristensen (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #2): “Many interjection again to a squad. It did another glorious job, deliberation that we mislaid a giveaway use eventuality on Friday due to hapless circumstances. We had a decent subordinate eventuality and are now looking brazen to a race. ‘Well done’ to a sister car, a guys had a ideal run.”
Allan McNish (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #2): “Our automobile was strike by an competition yesterday. That cost us a use session. Since then, we’ve been perplexing to locate up. Before qualifying, we done a few changes that didn’t work out perfectly. It wasn’t easy to put a opening on a belligerent and there was trade on track. But a dual Audi cars and a Toyotas are unequivocally tighten together. We’re no doubt in for a unequivocally parsimonious foe and are going to continue to work on a set-up to urge a car’s change some some-more for Sunday.”
1 Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro) 1m 26.577s
2 Buemi/Davidson/Sarrazin (Toyota) 1m 26.755s
3 Lapierre/Nakajima/Wurz (Toyota) 1m 26.860s
4 Duval/Kristensen/McNish (Audi R18 e-tron quattro) 1m 27.425s
5 Beche/Belicchi (Lola-Toyota) 1m 29.250s
6 Baguette/Gonzalez/Plowman (Morgan-Nissan) 1m 32.938s
7 Conway/Martin/Rusinov (Oreca-Nissan) 1m 33.019s
8 Hiranaka/Ueda/Wirdheim (Zytek-Nissan) 1m 33.073s
9 Brundle/Heinemeier Hansson/Pla (Morgan-Nissan) 1m 33.097s
10 Graves/Nakano/Walker (Oreca-Nissan) 1m 33.209s