Meet the Le Mans circuit
Audi’s WEC track record at Le Mans (since 2012)
2 1-2 & 1-2-3 finishes
2 Pole positions
4 Fastest race laps
Meet the Audi R18
Audi Sport has fundamentally re-designed the R18 for 2016, in doing so has created the most powerful and efficient Audi vehicle ever made. Featured predominantly are fresh innovations in aerodynamics and lightweight design, which is underpinned by a combined energy system that optimises maximum efficiency through hybrid electrical power and Audi's distinquished TDI engine, together producing a combined 1000hp.
Since Audi has competed at Le Mans with the V6 TDI (2011), the energy consumption has fallen by around 67 % per lap (calculated for 2016)
In contrast, the average speed, measured on the fastest lap of the quickest Audi, increased from 239 km/h (149mph) to 248 km/h (154mph)
Meet the Audi Sport drivers
Audi Sport will be fielding two new and improved Audi R18 cars at Le Mans. Each car has three drivers, who all drive the car throughout the 24 hour race. This year, in the interest of maximum cost efficiency, Audi and its group sister brand Porsche, have both agreed to each compete at Le Mans with just two cars per team, instead of the more traditional three car lineup.
Audi R18 #8
Lucas di Grassi (Brazil)
Loïc Duval (France)
Oliver Jarvis (Great Britain)