The Silverstone 6 Hours is a classical on a general sports automobile calendar. Since 2012, a foe has been partial of a FIA WEC. Previously, Audi had been successful on a tradition-steeped circuit with a LMP foe cars 3 times and once with a super furloughed cars. At final year’s event, continuation racing fans witnessed a stirring competition, as a Audi drivers and their rivals overtook any other several times per lap. In a end, a code with a 4 rings won. Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) were a fastest drivers final April, channel a finish line with a 4.6-second advantage following a nail-biting race. Next Sunday, a hybrid sports cars from Audi, Porsche and Toyota will be assembly again in a margin of 33 participants in total.
“The cards have been reshuffled this year,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “All a manufacturers will be on a grid with new foe cars. The Audi R18 most has not a singular shaft in common anymore with a predecessor. Nobody knows a new relations strengths yet. The Silverstone deteriorate opener will be a initial comment of where everybody stands.” Audi has optimized many areas of a LMP1 foe car. The R18’s V6 TDI engine has to run with about 10 percent reduction fuel. Still, Audi intends to sojourn a absolute contender due to improved efficiency. With a new hybrid complement and around 1,000 hp of complement output, a new R18 puts some-more appetite on lane than any of a predecessors. Aerodynamics, a monocoque and a cessation are new, as good as many systems in a foe automobile such as executive hydraulics. The ultimate design is to grasp limit potency total with high opening – as compulsory by a regulations. The R18 now processes 50 percent some-more hybrid appetite than a predecessor, storing it in a battery for a initial time.