Tag: Le Mans

Flashback: Le Mans 2001 and TFSI gasoline direct injection

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Ingolstadt – The Audi R8 won the Le Mans 24 Hours for the second time in the 2001 season. In addition to the sporting success, Audi caught the public’s attention with a technological innovation as well. Heavy rain was the major acid test in the 69th running of the race, as a result of which […] More »

  Comments | By - March 29, 2015

New Audi R18 e-tron quattro even more efficient

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Audi is starting the 2015 season with a thoroughly revised R18 e-tron quattro. In the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the Le Mans 24 Hours as the season’s pinnacle event, Audi is going to compete with a hybrid sports car in the 4-megajoule class

  Comments | By - March 21, 2015

Three friends in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro

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Ingolstadt – Audi’s Le Mans program has been in existence since 1999 and during this period there have been numerous successful driver teams competing in unchanged line-ups for many years. The three Le Mans winners Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer (CH/D/F) are by now ranking in second place of this list. Putting together driver pairings in […] More »

  Comments | By - February 19, 2015

Three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars at Le Mans

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The wait is over: The Selection Committee of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) has accepted all nominations submitted by Audi for the 83rd running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. As a result, three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars will be competing in the world’s major endurance race on June 13 and 14, 2015, for which Tom Kristensen has been appointed as ‘Grand Marshal’ by the organizer

  Comments | By - February 5, 2015

Audi factory driver Tom Kristensen ends unique professional career

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One of the really big names in sports is retiring: Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen will contest his last race as a professional race driver in São Paulo (Brazil) at the end of November. The 47-year-old Dane will be retained by the brand with the four rings as a representative and partner of Audi Spor

  Comments | By - November 19, 2014

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