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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.

McNish tops afternoon test despite crash

McNish tops afternoon test despite crash

Allan McNish completed a clean sweep of top times at the Le Mans test day in a 1-2-3 finish for the Audi squad in the afternoon session, but was one of a number of drivers to come to grief in the latter stages of the running.

Audi take 1-2 in Le Mans test morning

Audi take 1-2 in Le Mans test morning

Loic Duval set the pace during the morning half of the test day at the Le Mans track ahead of this month's famous endurance race, putting his non-hybrid Audi R18 top of the pile, while Toyota's new LMP1 cars looked competitive.

Audi secure clean sweep at Spa 6 Hours

Audi secure clean sweep at Spa 6 Hours

The Audi Sport team unsurprisingly dominated the Six Hours of Spa, though the result saw the #3 Audi R18 Ultra of Romain Dumas, Marc Gene and Loic Duval take the glory in the race, ahead of the more fancied new R18 hybrids.

Six Hours of Spa - as it happened

Six Hours of Spa - as it happened

The 2nd round of the World Endurance Championship took place at the historic Spa circuit. Audi dominated qualifying, but would their new hybrid car have the reliability? Relive the race as it happened with The Head's lap-by-lap report.

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