Audi Press Release
- More than 500 guests at Audi Sport Finale 2014 in Neckarsulm
- Le Mans victory, DTM titles and numerous successes in GT racing
- Audi R18 e-tron quattro for Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of Audi’s Board of Management for Technical Development, honored the DTM squad of Audi: “The manufacturers’ title means a lot to us. It shows that in the 2014 season we scored the largest number of points with our eight cars and had the strongest performance as a team. Obviously, in 2015, we’re set on recapturing the number ‘1’ for one of our cars. There’ll be more races and many other changes that should be of benefit to the DTM as an event. At six DTM rounds, as an additional bonus in a manner of speaking, we’re going to offer the fans our new Audi Sport TT Cup that so far has surpassed all expectations we’ve pinned on the new one-make cup.”
The Audi 2014 motorsport season was highlighted by the triumphs achieved in the three prestigeous 24-hour races at Le Mans (France), at the Nürburgring (Germany) and at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) with the Audi R18 e-tron quattro and the Audi R8 LMS ultra within the space of just 42 days. In the DTM, Audi, with the RS 5 DTM, secured the manufacturers’ title for the first time since 2004, plus second and third place in the drivers’ classification.
The evening culminated in the very emotional farewell to Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen, who a few weeks ago had announced his retirement at the end of the season. In his congratulatory remarks, Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich called the Dane “one of the greatest race drivers of all time who will not only be missed by Audi.”