29th July 2013
Audi R18 e-tron Quattro hybrid Wins 24h Le Mans
Audi has won the Le Mans 24 Hours with a hybrid race car and quattro drive, thus continuing its unique success story at the world’s most important endurance race. This victory is the second successive win for the Audi R18 e-tron quattro.
As expected, the twelfth triumph for the four rings at Le Mans, was one of the most difficult and hardest-fought ones. Following a change in the regulations that was made at short notice, the three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars on average were able to do two laps less on one tank filling than their main rival Toyota. The Audi drivers had to compensate for the additional pit stops by faster lap times on track – and did so in weather conditions that at times were extremely difficult.