Photo of the weekend

Photo coming from the Silverstone Circuit, in England, where the FIA World Endurance Championship had a luxury start this Sunday (12), and Audi returned to the top step of the podium.

The No. 7 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro, driven by Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fässler had a pretty bad start, losing lots of positions even before crossing the starting line. But it was nothing that the Inglostadt guys couldn't take care based on good strategy, as the car recovered places, and even an undesired last hour penalty didn't axed their victory.

The photo above shows a little of what the No. 7 car had to overcome in the race, as the No. 18 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Romain Dumas, Marc Lieb and Neel Jani were almost ll the time in close pursuit of the winning car. While the Audi was quicker in the turns, the Porsche made their 8 MJ of hybrid energy recovery very useful in the straights, practically passing the Audi in a blink of an eye.

This is specially to show us that endurance racing currently is more like a long time sprint race, where going fast is as important as gear conservation as the hours pass by.