Audi Captures 24 Hours of Le Mans Title, Again

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Another 24 Hours of Le Mans has come and gone, and once again, Audi finds itself on top of the podium – and well, all of it – with a 1-2-3 finish at the endurance classic.

For the 11th time in the last 13 years of the race, Audi has finished in the top spot. With this victory, the German automaker is now five wins behind Porsche for the most victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. And while it may also seem routine for Audi to capture the 24 Hours of Le Mans victory, this year was a little different.

The Audi R18 e-tron quattro became the first hybrid car to ever win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with the two hybrid diesel race cars finishing 1-2. In third place was the Audi ultra. What will undoubtedly make the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans memorable however, was how formidable the hybrids were in competition. For the first part of the race, Toyota put up a good fight but both cars were sent out of the race early on, which was very disappointing.

But for another year, Audi will hold onto the championship crown with drivers Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer, and Benoit Treluyer once again becoming defending champions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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