A thousand words: Audi’s improbable win at Le Mans


Balance returns to the force as Audi pulls off a hard-fought 1-2 victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

After winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans twelve times, it’s not often that Audi can be considered the underdog. After being outpaced in both the races leading up to Le Mans and qualifying, Audi had a steep hill to climb, but was able to take advantage of some misfortune from both Porsche and Toyota, with the no. 2 car of André Lotterer, Benoît Tréluyer and Marcel Fässler taking victory. The no. 7 Toyota TS030 looked as if it was well on its way to becoming only the second Japanese car to win at Le Mans, but was garaged after suffering a problem with its hybrid system at around 5am.

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