As the No.1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Andre Lotterer-Marcel Fassler-Benoit Treluyer took the chequered flag at 3 pm on Sunday, Audi Sport today secured their 11th victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
It was also an historic moment for a number of reasons as it was the first win at the world’s most famous endurance race by a hybrid-powered car, it was on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the 24 Hours, and it was the first year that the famous endurance race featured as a round of the new FIA World Endurance Championship.
Three of the four Audis finished in the top 3. The No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro compled 378 laps, and captured victory with a one-lap advantage over the sister e-tron Audi of Capello/Kristensen/Rockenfeller.
The No. 44 Startworks Motorsport HPD ARX 03a-Honda of Potolicchio/Dalziel/Kimber-Smith took honours in the LMP2 class, and 7th overall, 24 laps down to the winning Audi.
The Ferrari 458 Italia AF Corse captured victory
in the LMGTE Pro class with Fisichella/Bruni/Vilander.
Finally, the Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 of Bornhauser Canal Lamy took victory in the LMGTE Am class.