Audi - first 7 hours

<pre> The following is a detailed log of the progress of the Audi R8 sportscars at Le Mans. Audi Sport Race Facts ...

<pre> The following is a detailed log of the progress of the Audi R8 sportscars at Le Mans.

Audi Sport Race Facts #1 (4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.) * Audi leading for most of the first four hours * Three Safety-Car periods due to heavy rain * Damaged rear bodywork replaced twice on #2 car

Time Facts

3:52 Start of formation lap, track partly damp #1 Biela - #2 Aiello, both cars on slicks

4:00 Start: #2 1st - #1 3rd #1 drops to 4th on lap 1

4:05 #1 moves to 3rd

4:16 #1 pitstop: refuelling, rain tyres (34 secs)

4:18 Safety-Car: #2 1st - #1 5th

4:28 #2 pitstop: refuelling, rain tyres, rear bodywork and steering rack changed after Aiello spun and hit the barrier (4m 21secs)

4:38 #1 2nd - #2 29th

4:45 Restart after 27 minutes: #1 2nd - #2 29th

4:51 #1 drops to 3rd - #2 has moved to 13th

4:58 #2 has moved to 9th

5:00 #1 3rd - #2 8th

5:00 #1 stop: refuelling, intermediates (34 secs)

5:02 #2 pitstop: refuelling, intermediates (32 secs), drops to 15th

5:13 #1 takes the lead, #2 10th

5:19 #2 pitstop: refuelling, slicks (30 secs), drops to 12th

5:24 #1 pitstop: refuelling, slicks (31 secs), drops to 3rd

5:30 #2 has moved to 9th

5:38 #1 takes the lead

5:42 #2 has moved to 6th

5:45 #2 has moved to 4th

5:52 #2 has moved to 3rd

6:00 #1 1st - #2 2nd

6:08 #2 pitstop: refuelling (35 secs), drops to 3rd

6:14 #1 pitstop: refuelling (30 secs)

6:37 #2 moves to 2nd

6:43 Safety-Car: #1 1st - #2 2nd

6:43 #2 pitstop: refuelling, rear bodywork changed as rear wing was ripped off while entering pit area, Aiello out, Capello in, rain tyres (2m 23 secs), drops to 3rd

6:46 #1 pitstop: refuelling, Biela out, Kristensen in, rain tyres (45 secs)

7:00 #1 st - #2 4rd

7:13 Restart after 30 minutes

7:23 Safety-Car: #1 1st - #2 2nd

7:45 Restart after 22 minutes

8:00 #1 1st - #2 2nd

Customer teams update: * Kelleners (#3) dropped to 9th at the start, Johansson (#4) to 6th * Johansson (#4) crashed at 16:14 hrs in heavy rain, repair lasted 12 minutes 30secs, lost 3 laps, dropped to 40th * Kelleners (#3) spun on lap 4 (16:14 hrs) * Kelleners (#3) changed rear body work twice for different down force configurations * Johansson (#4) stopped at 18:42 hrs on the Mulsanne straight due to electrical failure, most likely caused by the lap 4 accident. Car retired * Herbert (#3) makes it an Audi 1-2-3 just before the end of the 4th hour

Time Facts

10:34 #1 pitstop: refuelling (32 secs)

10:37 #2 pitstop: refuelling, new aerial fitted (35 secs)

10:38 #1 pitstop: refuelling, Kristensen out, Pirro in, tyre change (47 secs)

10:52 #2 pitstop: refuelling, Capello out, Pescatori in, tyre change (54 secs)

11:00 #1 1st - #2 2nd

11:02 #1 pitstop: refuelling (33 secs)

11:10 #2 pitstop: refuelling (29 secs)

11:44 #1 pitstop: Pirro out, Biela in, tyre change, change to bodywork with higher downforce (1m 22 secs)

12:00 a.m. #1 1st - #2 2nd

Customer teams update * Herbert (#3) holds 3rd for his whole stint * Theys (#3) stopped at Arnage at 22:39 hrs while third with a hydraulic problem

-Audi Sport North America

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