Audi won the race “24 Hours of Le Mans”

June 18, 2014 at 7:32 pm

On the eve of La Sarthe track ended and the most famous of exhausting endurance races – “24 Hours of Le Mans” in 2014. Convincing double victory it won a factory team Audi, two R18 e-tron quattro which finished first and second.

Picture of Audi 24 Hours of Le Mans

Picture of Audi 24 Hours of Le Mans


This is the 13th victory of the “four rings” at Le Mans and a great result for the competition, which should be called Shootout race, because the finish line is not got as many as four of the class prototype LMP1. Pole position won Toyota TS 040 Hybrid running Kazuki Nakajima (incidentally, this is the first Japanese man on pole at Le Mans), and the machine room 7 crew managed to keep the lead for the first half of the race. But at night, the car came off due to problems with the electrician, passing Audi’s leaders. Both German cars is also not without damage: they had to stop in the pits to replace turbines and lose on this five laps, but in the meantime, the leaders came Hybrid Porsche 919 number 20 (Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard). Nevertheless, returning to the track, Audi regained pace, but Porsche “not live” two hours to finish – his engine failed.

Audi 24 Hours of Le Mans photo

Audi 24 Hours of Le Mans photo

Thus Audi won the race number 2 with a crew of Trelyuye Benoit, Marcel Fassler and Andre Lotterer. Their companions out of the car number 1 Tom Kristensen, Lucas di Grassi and Marc Gené won silver and bronze went to Toyota No. 8, which was run by Anthony Davidson, Nicolas Lapierre and Sebastien Buemi. In the LMP2 class win Zytek Z11SN team Jota Sport, and in class GTE – Ferrari 458 Italia AF Corse.

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