Tag Archive: Audi R18

Apr 30

Marco Bonanomi comes back in FIA WEC at Spa-Francorchamps with the Audi R18 e-tron quattro

 FIA WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps « General rehearsal »

Audi R18 e-tron quattro After a long wait is finally time to feel again the race atmosphere for Marco Bonanomi. This weekend’s WEC round in Belgium a few weeks before the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours will provide the teams with the opportunity to hone their weapons for the blue riband event of the endurance year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 19

Williams KERS won Le Mans with Audi

Ferrari was a Le Mans winner at the weekend, but so too was Williams.

24 Heures du MansWilliams Hybrid Power logoIn the top GT category of the fabled 24 hour race, former grand prix winner Giancarlo Fisichella was one of the drivers of the winning Ferrari 458 Italia. But British F1 team Williams has also pointed out that it was a part of Audi’s overall victory in the top prototype class, LMP1.

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Jun 18

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro with Williams Hybrid Power Technology makes history

As the first hybrid vehicle to win Le Mans

Williams Hybrid Power logo2012-06-13_0009The Audi R18 e-tron quattro, supported by Williams Hybrid Power’s (WHP) innovative electric flywheel technology, has won the 80th running of the 24 hours of Le Mans and in the process made history as the first hybrid powered vehicle to finish on the podium.

(Flagworld’s photo album of the 24 Hours of Le Mans)

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Mar 18

12 Hours of Sebring: Audi wins Classic 60th Anniversary race at Sebring (+ results, + photos)

BMW Team RLL wins dramatic GT battle on final lap
Louis-Philippe Dumoulin and Alex Job Racing WeatherTech team finished in 2nd place in the GTC class

12 Hours of Sebring - 60 ansAudi -Sebring- photo DPPI Jean Michel Le MeneurAudi returned to victory at Sebring International Raceway for the first time since 2009 on Saturday with a convincing victory in the 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish completed 301 laps in their Audi R18 to win by four laps in the opening round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón and the FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

12 Hours of Sebring: Thursday Night practice report

Kristensen sets pace during hectic Sebring Night Practice – BMW’s Hand leads close GT battle on Thursday night

12 Hours of Sebring - 60 ans12 Hours of Sebring trackTom Kristensen’s Audi R18 was the only one of the three diesel-powered factory prototypes to emerge unscathed from a hectic nighttime practice session Thursday at Sebring International Raceway. The Dane made his fortunes count with the fastest time on the evening – a 1:47.049 in the Audi R18 that he will share with Allan McNish and Dindo Capello in Saturday’s 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida.

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Mar 15

Lotterer quickest this time for Audi in Sebring practice

R18s in strong form leading up to 2012
Lotus LMP2 First Day at the 12 Hours of Sebring

 

12 Hours of Sebring - 60 ansSebring Audi - Andre LottererAndre Lotterer kept Audi out front in practice for the 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida on Thursday afternoon. The reigning Le Mans 24 Hours winner set a lap of 1:47.761 in the Audi R18 he shares with Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler for a 0.478-second gap back to Timo Bernhard in the second of the three Audis. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

12 Hours of Sebring: Dumas fastest in opening practice for Audi

62 cars set times in busy one-hour session

12 Hours of Sebring - 60 ansRomain Dumas - AudiRomain Dumas got Audi Sport Team Joest started on the right foot in official practice for the 60tth Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. The Frenchman set the fastest time in Thursday’s one-hour session with a lap of 1:48.626 in his Audi R18. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Kristensen, Audi stay strong in Sebring testing

Official practice sessions start Saturday for 2012 opener

Maassen-031312-2Audi Sport Team - Audi R18Audi Sport Team Joest ended Tuesday at Sebring International Raceway the same way it closed Monday – with the top three times in testing for America’s greatest sports car race. The Audi R18 of Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish set the best time of the day at 1:48.138 (124.508 mph) as all of the German factory prototypes were under the 1:49 mark in the final test for the 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

McNish, Audi start strong in Sebring testing

 Level 5 out front in P2, Ferraris strong in GT

Audi 2012-03-12ALMSAudi Sport Team Joest’s Allan McNish set the best time of Monday’s opening test for the 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The three-time winner of America’s greatest sports car race set a time of 1:47.187 (125.612 mph) in the Audi R18 he will share with Dindo Capello and Tom Kristensen. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Williams Hybrid Power chosen as Supplier by Audi Sport

Audi R18 hybrid system for the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans race and the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Williams Hybrid Power logo2012:01:12_15:32:24.0654Williams Hybrid Power (WHP) is pleased to announce an association with Audi Sport to become the hybrid system energy storage supplier for the Audi R18 e-tron quattro. WHP’s innovative electric flywheel will be at the heart of the Audi R18 hybrid system for the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans race and the FIA World Endurance Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Audi unveils R18 Le Mans racer (+ photos)

Audi R18 Le Mans prototype now with full roof and LEDs

2010-11-14 - Audi R18 00052010-11-14 - Audi R18 0009Audi’s dominance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and its attendant series has been reduced through rules and new competition since its initial foray into diesel power, but it still cuts a dramatic figure in any endurance race it enters, including a surprise win at this year’s race after the failure of both Peugeots. Read the rest of this entry »


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