Sunday, June 15, 2014

Le Mans 24 Hours: Audi leads Porsche with six hours left

By Tarek Ramchani

We are entering the closing stages at the 82nd running Le Mans 24 Hours. Audi still leading outright with the #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro.

An emotional and breathtaking Audi vs Porsche duel is going on at the Circuit de La Sarthe. The leading Audi in the hands of Tom Kristensen, Marc Gené and Lucas di Grassi has a 1 lap lead ahead of the second placed #20 Toyota 919 Hybrid of Mark Webber, Brendon Hartley and Timo Bernhard.

Third place of the #2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of André Lotterer-Benoît Tréluyer and Marcel Fässler. The car took the lead earlier this morning was hit by bad luck with 23 minutes lost in its garage after a change of the turbocharger. The #2 Audi is two laps down to the leading #1 Audi.

Fourth place for the #8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid and fifth place for the #14 Porsche 919 Hybrid.

Six hours left in the French endurance classic, that's the length of a regular FIA WEC race.

Photo credit: Audi Media