Monday, 14 November 2016
Later this month AUDI will finally cease taking part in the FIA WEC, 18 years & 106 victories mean nothing left to prove.
The Austrian, who has been in charge of Audi’s motorsport activities since the end of 1993, has decisively shaped the brand’s sports car commitment. In 1999, the LMP race cars competed in the 12 Hours of Sebring for the first time, to date having clinched nine titles in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), three in various European Le Mans series, plus two drivers’ and two manufacturers’ world championship titles in the FIA WEC. No less than 106 winners’ trophies are displayed in the showcases of AUDI AG and its teams, including 13 for victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours. A historically unique success is Audi’s “triple,” in other words three victories in succession, allowing the brand to keep the trophy.
1 Jani/Lieb/Dumas (Porsche), 152 points
2 Conway/Kobayashi/Sarrazin (Toyota), 135 points
3 Di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis (Audi), 121.5 points
4 Bernhard/Hartley/Webber (Porsche), 119.5 points
5 Fässler/Lotterer (Audi), 86 points
6 Imperatori/Kraihamer/Tuscher (Rebellion), 60.5 points
7 Tréluyer (Audi), 52 points
1 Porsche, 301 points
2 Audi, 222 points
3 Toyota, 207 points