Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer, with 7 lectern places in succession, have confirmed their chances for a championship pretension adult to a end. In second place of a standings, they are roving to Bahrain with a twelve-point deficit, with 26 points nonetheless to be awarded in a island state. “This is arguably a many stirring deteriorate of a FIA World Endurance Championship. The preference will usually be done in a final race,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “My interjection for this go to an unrelenting patrol that has never given up, continued to rise a Audi R18 e-tron quattro, and worked hard.”
A statistical evil underscores a peculiarity of this pretension race: no other motorist patrol has been on lectern this year as mostly as Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer. They distinguished dual victories, a second and 4 third places.
At a same time, Audi is wakeful of how formidable a attainment winning an FIA WEC pretension for a third time after 2012 and 2013 will be. Even if Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer, as in 2012, were to lead an Audi one-two feat in Bahrain, such a outcome would not secure success in a championship for them. In this case, a stream leaders of a standings, Timo Bernhard/Brendon Hartley/Mark Webber, would have to finish in no improved than fourth place for a Audi drivers to explain a title. “We’re going to give all and wish for a small happening to still win a championship,” says Chris Reinke, Head of LMP during Audi Sport. “Giving adult is out of a doubt for us – a conflicting is true. As prolonged as there’s a chance, we’re going to conflict for a title. In tough conditions such as those in Bahrain, utterly a bit is possible.”