New Audi LMP1 officially presented



After the first glance during tests realized at Sebring, the 2015 version of the Audi R18 e-tron Quattro was officially presented, with their numbers to be used on the FIA World Endurance Championship and a white-silver-black-and-red color scheme.

Even though the proven 4.0 liter V6 Turbo engine is still under the body of the R18, they decided to up their game in terms of hybrid power, but remaining the most conservative player in the LMP1 class, as they move to the 4MJ energy subclass, while most of their rivals will use the maximum of 8MJ. The R18 also suffered some noticeable aerodynamic changes, especially at the front end.

The lineups for the two FIA WEC cars, as well for the third entry at the 24 Hours of Le Mans were announced too, becoming like this:

Audi No. 7: Oliver Jarvis (ENG)/ Lucas di Grassi (BRA)/ Loïc Duval (FRA)
Audi No. 8: Andre Lotterer (GER)/ Benoit Tréluyer (FRA)/ Marcel Fässler (SWI)
Audi No. 9: Filipe Albuquerque (POR)/ Marco Bonanomi (ITA)/ René Rast (GER)

Test driver: Mike Rockenfeller (GER)

PHOTO: Audi Sport