Articles tagged Andre Lotterer

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Bridging the Performance Gap

Results don't suggest a shift in the WEC's balance of power, but things are changing Toyota gave the World Endurance Championship a present in the run-up to the Fuji round in October. It agreed to a double performance hit for its TS050 Hybrids in the interests of igniting some kind of competition at the sharp end of the grid. Yet a glance at the results of the Japanese round of the WEC suggests...

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Felling of the Factory Giants

Works Formula E teams were expected to head season four, but the reality proved different Privateers don’t beat manufacturer teams in high-level motor sport. Or at least it’s a rarity. But Techeetah did just that in Formula E last season, claiming the drivers’ title with Jean-Eric Vergne. It then promptly announced that it would become a factory operation in 2018/19. It did beat ’em — and now it...

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"It just keeps on giving"

Motor Sport was offered an exclusive opportunity to try Audi’s 2014 Le Mans-winning R18. Your chauffeur? Harry Tincknell, who scored an eye-catching class victory on his Sarthe debut Writer: Sam Smith Mid-August, Italy. Shutdown. The towns and cities have emptied, their citizens headed for the Adriatic. Bronzed tourists line up, sardine-like, and bake on the scorched beaches of Riccione. A few...

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WEC, SIlverstone

“I tell you what,” said Mark Webber with a smile. “We’re going to have some good races this year.” His first taste of the World Endurance Championship had been the tonic he’d hoped for after the grind of Formula 1, but after a debut podium in the new Porsche 919 Hybrid shared with Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley his prediction can surely be judged a wry Aussie understatement. As this month’s...

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Lunch With... Dr Wolfgang Ullrich

Synonymous with Audi’s success in touring car and endurance racing, he’ll be chasing the company’s 13th Le Mans win in 15 years this June Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Being a racer, and being a winner, takes many forms. The man in the cockpit climbs onto the podium and sprays the champagne, and he gets most of the glory. But without the serried ranks lined up behind him who...

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Le Mans 24 Hours

In a sparkling new era of fuel efficiency and high technology, how fitting that Le Mans should be the scene of a 24 Hours that harked back to how it used to be. We’ve taken astounding levels of reliability for granted in recent years, as top-line drivers select sprint mode for the great enduro, despite the length, duration and grind that awaits them. But this time, each of the ‘big three’ proved...

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Le Mans 24 Hours

The image of a Toyota prototype flipping through the air and slamming hard into a tyre barrier will be the lasting image of the 80th Le Mans 24 hours. That Anthony Davidson escaped with ‘only’ two cracked vertebrae was remarkable given the accident’s violence. once again the focus will fall on amateur drivers and their ability to race on the grande dame of all tracks. In an accident reminiscent...

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Audi dominates as world series returns

Audi drivers Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello claimed a third Sebring 12 Hours together on the return of long-distance world championship sports car racing. The Audi trio followed up on their 2006 and 2009 victories, notched up in the R10 and R15 respectively, to win the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship aboard an updated 2011-spec R18 TDI LMP1 car. They became...

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Events of the Month

WEC: Spa 6 Hours Eau Rouge is easier now than it used to be thanks to Tarmac run-offs replacing gravel, and flat kerbs giving drivers a wider exit strategy as they pop over the top of Raidillon. But the sanitisation of motor racing's favourite bit of track hasn't made it any less spectacular as the prime place to witness aces on the limit. And when it comes to the World Endurance Championship,...

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Spa 6 Hours

Without Toyota, the first true endurance world championship sports car race to be held in Europe for 20 years did lose a bit of its shine. We’d hoped to see a new era of technical innovation launched with a debut face-off between Audi’s e-tron quattro and Toyota’s TS030 Hybrid. But when Toyota was forced to withdraw from Spa because of a testing crash at Paul Ricard, we had to be content with...

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