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WEC Shanghai: Audi Sport quotes

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): “In consistent rain, a Audi R18 e-tron quattro was totally in a component and a drivers achieved good path times. But a drivers were clever on a dry lane too. When we were using on new tires and Porsche on used ones, a full-course yellow duration came. So, in a final half hour, we weren’t means to conflict again as planned. we don’t know if a outcome would have changed, yet it would have been a lot closer. We were in row and managed environment a fastest competition lap. Some of a time, we were even using in positions one and two. The 4 best cars were within twelve seconds of any other shortly before a race’s median – that shows how tighten and stirring a competition was for a spectators. We honour Porsche on winning a manufacturers’ universe championship and will apparently be giving all to confirm a drivers’ sequence in a favor.”

Chris Reinke (Head of LMP during Audi Sport): “We saw a extensive race. On a soppy track, a fantastic conflict ensued. When a lane began to dry, a relations strengths shifted a little. Not slightest interjection to a confidant tire strategy, we were battling for second place adult until a finish yet unfortunately it wasn’t enough. Sincere congratulations to a challengers Porsche, who not usually deserved winning a competition yet a manufacturers’ universe championship as well.”

Ralf Jüttner (Team Director Audi Sport Team Joest): “The formula are not a ones we were anticipating for.In formidable continue conditions, we showed that we’re means to lead a competition yet in a end, Porsche were in front again. We opted for a confidant plan and switched to slicks early. As a result, a cars were faster and Porsche were forced to switch early as well. That’s since a opponents had to array for another splash-and-dash during a end, and a outcome of a competition remained open for a small longer. Our cars were using impeccably and a array stops were outstanding. Congratulations to Porsche on winning a manufacturers’ universe championship, yet a drivers’ universe championship is still open. We’re going to conflict until a end.”

Marcel Fässler (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #7): “As before during Fuji, we had good chances opposite Porsche in a rain, yet as shortly as it started to dry off, a rivals were faster again. So, we always had to take some risks. And since we’re always forced to array a small progressing than a opponents we have a waste in that a others always get to see what we’re doing initial and can afterwards conflict accordingly.”

André Lotterer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #7): “We’re stranded in third place during a moment, nonetheless we were using in front some of a time. Even second place was within strech during a end. But it wasn’t utterly adequate – not slightest since we altered tires during any stop and Porsche didn’t. So far, we’ve mounted a lectern in all a races. We’re not going to give adult as prolonged as there’s still a possibility of clinching a drivers’ title.”

Benoît Tréluyer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #7): “We worked tough a whole weekend and achieved a good set-up for a competition car. We drivers gave a all. The conditions in a sleet were tough, yet this severe charge was a lot of fun too. As a driver, we can uncover your qualities quite good in such circumstances. We sojourn confident since anything’s probable adult to a final path of a final race.”

Lucas di Grassi (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #8): “The competition reminded me a lot of a display during Fuji. We done no mistakes, had a good plan and a guys delivered glorious array stops – we can be gratified with that. But a path times weren’t good enough, and that’s disappointing. We weren’t means to grasp some-more than positions 3 and 4 for Audi. But a idea stays to be in row for victory. So, we need to clearly improve.”

Loïc Duval (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #8): “Our competition was good. In formidable conditions, we done accurately a right tire choice twice, and a lot of other things went good too. However, we weren’t quick adequate to finish on a podium. Our congratulations currently go to Porsche on winning a championship. In Bahrain, we’re going to try all that’s still probable in a drivers’ classification.”

Oliver Jarvis (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #8): “For a second uninterrupted time we gathering a competition start, and for a second time it was raining. The early theatre was exquisite and a gait was good. Lucas took over a automobile in second place and subsequently led a competition for a brief time. When a lane started drying off, Porsche were faster again. As a team, we showed a ability to perform and a plan was good. Even yet we missed a podium, there’s no reason to impugn a performance.”