For Audis World Champions, a week full of honors is ending. Following the awards presented by the BRDC last Monday and the FIA on Friday, Loïc Duval, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish, together with Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, were guests at an evening event hosted by the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on Saturday.
Audis three WEC World Champions received several awards at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on Monday. Loïc Duval, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish were presented with the Silverstone Le Mans Challenge trophy of the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC) for the best combined performances in the Silverstone 6 Hours and the Le Mans 24 Hours.
In addition to that, the BRDC honored Allan McNish as the highest-placed British driver at Le Mans with the 2013 ACO Award. Tom Kristensen was awarded the Innes Ireland Trophy as the driver who best displayed the qualities of courage and sportsmanship epitomized by the late Innes Ireland. The nine-time Le Mans winner Kristensen received this award for his grace and professionalism in dealing with the loss of his fellow Dane Allan Simonsen.
Audience award for Audi R18 e-tron quattro and Tom Kristensen
The international listeners of Radio Le Mans cast their vote and selected the Audi R18 e-tron quattro Eye Respect Car of the Year. At the same time, Audi factory driver Tom Kristensen received yet another accolade this year. The Danish Le Mans record winner was recognized with the Eye Respect Listener Award for his grace in dealing with the loss of his compatriot Allan Simonsen at the Le Mans 24 Hours.