Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen drives LMP1 sports car.
Ingolstadt/Le Mans - With a unique presentation Audi will be unveiling the technology, the innovations and the graphics of the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro at Le Mans on March 25, starting at 13.15 CET. Escorted by a police escort, Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen will be driving the diesel hybrid sports car from the city center to the race track.
The new regulations that are centered on the efficiency of the sports prototypes mark the beginning of a new era for the Le Mans 24 Hours and endurance racing this year, says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. Thats why we came up with a special plan for the presentation of the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro featuring its final graphics plus information on the technology. Were pleased that the Automobile Club de lOuest (ACO) and the city of Le Mans have supported our idea from the outset and are making this drive in public traffic possible.
From 12.30 to 13.30, the six drivers who are contesting the entire FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) for Audi in 2014 will be signing autographs at the Audi Sport Team Joest race car transporter parked at the Place des Jacobins in the city center.
The new efficiency regulations deliberately allow the constructors to use a large number of options, says Chris Reinke, Head of LMP at Audi Sport. Were convinced that, based on the simulations and track testing, weve made the right decisions to be successful again at Le Mans in 2014.
Journalists and fans worldwide will be able to watch Tom Kristensens drive through Le Mans and the press conference at the Welcome Center of the race track live on the internet. The broadcast on audimedia.tv will start at 13.15.
From the 2014 Le Mans Warm-up Audi Sport Team Joest will travel directly to the Prologue of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Le Castellet (F).
Le Mans Warm-up 2014 schedule
12.30 13.30 Autograph session with Lucas di Grassi, Loïc Duval, Marcel Fässler, Tom Kristensen, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer on the Place des Jacobins
13.15 Beginning of the live broadcast on audimedia.tv
13.30 Beginning of the Audi R18 e-tron quattros drive