The 13.629-kilometer circuit during La Sarthe is legendary. Long sections of a ‘Circuit des 24 Heures’ are open roads that are sealed to highway trade on a exam day and during a competition week. “This creates it quite critical to use this profitable time systematically, good and entirely prepared,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “On Jun 1, we’ll have 8 hours of contrast accessible for a really endless program. Due to a new regulations even some-more factors than before have to be deliberate this year. In further to a formerly famous set-up work, a tests will be about achieving a specified expenditure targets on this lane for a initial time.”
Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Tom Kristensen (BR/F/DK), Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) and Filipe Albuquerque/Marco Bonanomi (P/I) will share a exam module combined by Audi Sport in their 3 sports cars. From cessation kinematics to a hybrid system, from a engine to aerodynamics, from several control maps to a tires: The effort will be separate between a 3 R18 e-tron quattro cars in sequence to beget a plain database that can subsequently be used by a whole team.
A special charge creates additional final on a drivers and competition engineers this year. Every R18 e-tron quattro might usually devour 138.7 megajoules of appetite during Le Mans this year – that equates to 3.95 liters of diesel fuel. The stewards of a assembly will accept a expenditure information in genuine time, that allows them to guard a correspondence of all LMP1 sports cars with this requirement.
“During a lane tests, as good as in rounds one and dual of a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) during Silverstone and Spa, we saw that a new manners are compared with many training processes,” says Chris Reinke, Head of LMP during Audi Sport. “Now we’re familiarizing ourselves with a focus of a new rules, as good as a new automobile in a selection for a 24-hour competition in a lane conditions of Le Mans.”
Two weeks after a exam day, Audi will be contesting a iconic 24-hour competition in a western partial of France in that a code has clinched twelve victories to date.
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Note to editors: Before a Le Mans competition on Jun 14 and 15, we will be providing we with new credentials information on a R18 plan and Audi’s joining in a world’s many famous continuation competition on a weekly basis. Next week’s topic: preview of a 24-hour competition during Le Mans.