Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Le Mans: André Lotterer featured in Mobil 1 The Grid

By Tarek Ramchani

André Lotterer joined Audi as a factory driver in 2010. He finished second overall at Le Mans that year with the R15 plus TDI. A year later the German had a phenomenal race at La Sarthe. Together with teammates Marcel Fässler and Benoit Treluyer they managed to win the race overall with a single surviving Audi R18 TDI, against a full field of factory Peugeot 908s. Last year Lotterer and his teammates made it a double, a back to back victory at Le Mans, again with Marcel Fässler and Benoit Treluyer with the Audi R18 e-tron quattro. By the end of 2012 they also won the first ever FIA World Endurance Championship title.

This year André will target the hat-trick by winning Le Mans three times in a row with the same teammates. It has only happened once before, with Audi drivers Emanuele Pirro, Frank Biela and Tom Kristensen who won the race between in 2000, 2001 and 2002 with the Audi R8.

While we are all waiting for the big race, here is a nice video from the popular Mobil 1 The Grid. An interview with André wherein he talks about about his career, how he joined Audi and his exceptions for both Le Mans and the FIA WEC this year.

Photo credit: Audi Media