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WEC: Audi tests 2014 LMP1 prototype in Sebring

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Only a week after wrapping up the 2013 World Endurance Championship (WEC) season in Bahrain, Audi got back on track, this time in Sebring (Florida) to test its new 2014 LMP1 prototype.

The development of this new car around the 2014 Technical Regulations started all the way back in 2012. Following the initial roll-out in fall, Audi now has its hands full with on-track activities.

“We’ve reached a crucial stage in this project,” explains Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich.

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2014 Audi R-18 (Photo: Audi)

“The tests are mainly focused on achieving high mileage, coordinating the highly complex hybrid drive systems and working out an efficiency-optimized total package that has never before been as complex as this one.”

The Ingolstadt manufacturer, which has won both the drivers' and manufacturers' championships for the second consecutive year in 2013, promised more details about the new LMP1 car before the end of the month.