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WEC 2012

Audi make history as hybrid wins Le Mans

Audi make history as hybrid wins Le Mans

Audi secured their eleventh victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours in crushing style, as their fleet of R18s swept the podium at the 80th running of the endurance race, with Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler taking the glory.

 

2012 Le Mans 24 Hours - as it happened

2012 Le Mans 24 Hours - as it happened

As the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours enters its closing stages, the Audi team are dominating, and the only question left is which of the R18 cars will actually take victory. Follow all the latest news and action from the track with The Head's minute-by-minute report.

Audi top Le Mans warm-up as rain arrives

Audi top Le Mans warm-up as rain arrives

The #3 Audi R18 Ultra of Lois Duval topped the times in a 1-2-3-4 for the German marque in the morning warm-up session ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hours, with drivers struggling as rain showers arrived at the French track.

Lotterer Audi seals searing Le Mans pole

Lotterer Audi seals searing Le Mans pole

Andre Lotterer secured the first Le Mans 24 Hours pole position for a hybrid prototype with a blistering lap early on in the final qualifying session in the #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro, heading up an Audi 1-2 on the starting grid for this weekend's race.

Duval moves Ultra ahead in second quali

Duval moves Ultra ahead in second quali

French driver Loic Duval put the non-hybrid #3 Audi R18 Ultra onto the provisional pole position spot for the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours in the second of the three qualifying sessions, as the pace stepped up at the head of the field.

Late Lotterer tops first qualifying for Audi

Late Lotterer tops first qualifying for Audi

2011 Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer snatched provisional pole position for this year's race in the final seconds of the opening qualifying session in his new hybrid Audi, to lead home a 1-2-3 for the German marque.

Audi take clean sweep in Le Mans practice

Audi take clean sweep in Le Mans practice

The four factory Audi prototypes secured a clean sweep of the top spots in the single four hour free practice session ahead of this weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours, with the defending champion driver trio in the #1 car leading the way.

Race Preview - 24 Hours of Le Mans

Race Preview - 24 Hours of Le Mans

This weekend sees the 80th anniversary edition of the most famous endurance race in the world take place at the Circuit de la Sarthe, as 56 cars take on the challenge of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Patty previews the week's action for you.

2012 Le Mans Preview - GTE-Am Class

2012 Le Mans Preview - GTE-Am Class

We complete our class-by-class summary of the runners and riders at the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the slightly amateurish ranks of the GTE-Am class, where gentleman drivers will duke it out for their own honours.

2012 Le Mans Preview - GTE-Pro Class

2012 Le Mans Preview - GTE-Pro Class

Patty's long and unnecessary trawl through the runners and riders at the 2012 running of the Le Mans 24 Hours continues with a look at the GTE-Pro division, where the word of the day is quality rather than quantity.

2012 Le Mans Preview - LMP2 Class

2012 Le Mans Preview - LMP2 Class

Patty's class-by-class preview of the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours race moves on to the secondary prototype class, featuring a bumper grid for this year's race, and arguably the most open fight for honours on the whole grid.

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