Audi R18 e-tron quattro #2 (Audi Sport Team Joest) 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours victory
The past weekend saw Audi succeed in their second win at 24 Hours of Le Mans in an Audi R18 e-tron Quattro. Audi drivers included Loïc Duval, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish who achieved this feat despite having to contend in poor weather conditions while they also had to deal with last minute change in regulations.
The three Audi vehicles were able to go two additional laps on a single tank of fuel as against Toyota which marked its twelfth triumph at Le Mans though this success was marred by the death of Danish driver Allan Simonsen in Saturday’s race. All three Audi R 18 e-tron Quattro cars are equipped with electrically driven front axle and were the fastest and most efficient at the show during the entire race. These race vehicles also included innovative radiators and matrix beam LED headlights due to which lighting on corners during night time driving becomes more efficient.
It was due to the low fuel consumption and higher speed facilities displayed by the Audi R 18 e-tron Quattro vehicles that Audi was victorious at 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans. Designated car No.2, the vehicle made 34 pit stops at Le Mans totaling 47 minutes and 14.799 seconds. Toyota car No 8 was in second place and took 30 pit stops requiring 43 minutes and 20.111 seconds.