June 17, 2006

Audi Race Facts #1 (17:00 21:00)
Source: Audi Communication Motorsport

  • Differential changed on both cars after warm-up
  • Audi leading the first four hours of the race
  • #7 Audi R10 TDI loses 20m 46s in the pits

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    16:52 start of formation lap, hot weather (25 degrees Celsius, 37 degrees track temperature). Differential changed on both cars between warm-up and start of the race #7 McNish #8 Biela

    17:00 Start: #7 1st, #8 2nd in front of #16 3rd and #17 4th

    17:03 after first lap: #7 leading in front of #8 (+0.531s) and #16 (+3.115s) and #17 (+4.195s)

    17:16 safety car period (accident of car #69)

    17:23 restart, Pescarlo #17 passes #8

    17:29 #7 #8 back in second position

    17:45 #8 takes lead from #7

    17:51 #8 lets # past because of pitstops (position of car #7 in the pits in front of car #8)

    17:52 #8 pitstop: refuelling
    #7 pitstop: refuelling

    17:58 #8 drops behind #16

    18:00 #7 1st, #8 3rd

    18:15 #8 retakes 2nd position

    18:48 #7 pitstop: refuelling, tyres, McNish out, Capello in #8 pitstop: refuelling, tyres, Biela out, Werner in

    19:00 #7 1st, #8 2nd

    19:30 #8 slightly on the grass in the chicane

    19:43 #7 pitstop: refuelling
    #8 pitstop: refuelling

    19:48 #7 pitstop: refuelling, windscreen changed

    20:00 #8 1st, #7 2nd

    20:19 #7 pitstop: refuelling, tyres, Capello out, Kristensen in

    20:24 #7 pitstop: refuelling, injectors on right side, dashboard and windscreen changed, coolers cleaned. Car loses 20m 46s and drops to position 16

    20:39 #8 pitstop: refuelling, tyres, Werner out, Pirro in

    21:00 #8 1st, #7 14th

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