The GTE classes : Porsche marks 50th Anniversary of the 911 with victory at Le Mans. Many of the teams and drivers paid tribute to Aston Martin’s Allan Simonsen whose life ended on Saturday morning.
The race ended in an Audi one, two, three and a Ferrari double in LM GTE as the Italian cars triumphed in both Pro and Am.
The surprise of the session was the No.12 Rebellion Racing Lola-Toyota of Neel Jani, Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost which was 4th fastest, 1.029s behind the lead Audi but ahead of both works Toyotas.
The German team takes the lead on the route to Le Mans, which began this weekend in front of 35,000 spectators in the Silverstone 6 Hours, the opening round of the WEC. The European Le Mans Series had a 3-hour race.
Very close finish in the season opening FIA World Endurance Championship race at historic Silverstone. It was a battle between the two Audi R18 e-tron quattros in the closing minutes.
Tom Kristensen/Loïc Duval third in best Audi R18 e-tron quattro and Benoît Tréluyer thrown back due to software error.
British monthly Motorsport magazine honours Audi’s sportscar “legend” at the Covent Garden’s historic Royal Opera House in London.
World Championship winning trio will race for Audi for the fourth consecutive year. Two other teams with young and established drivers. Three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars at Le Mans and at Spa.
Audi is preparing for 2013 programs across the globe but the head of Audi Motorsport took time out of his busy schedule to explain why André Lotterer will not be at Sebring.