Audi’s diesel-hybrid R18 e-tron Quattro is sitting on the pole position after qualifying laps finished up yesterday at the Le Mans circuit.
A time of 3: 25: 453s was set by last years winner André Lotterer, just 285 thousandths of a second faster than the previous years fastest qualifying lap. The second R18 e-tron entered in the race placed second in the standings, securing the two top spots potentially for the Audi hybrids.
Between the four Audi R18 cars to enter in qualifying for the race, 330 laps have been completed cumulatively, and 4/5 of the top spots in the race are currently occupied by Audi vehicles.
While the Audi’s are leading the pack, the pole position is still up for grabs, and its winner will depend on the outcome of today’s and tomorrows qualifying laps.
“I do think, though, that even faster times will be driven tomorrow. But we’re fully concentrating on the race anyway because the pole position is not of decisive importance for the outcome of the race at Le Mans,” said head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich.