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    24 Hours of Le Mans

    News and more from the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    1. Audi TV: A Day in the Life of an Audi Driver



      The incredible feats of physical and mechanical endurance behind Audi’s decade-long dominance of the world-famous Le Mans 24-hour race have been brought vividly to life in a spectacular 3D film narrated by British racer Allan McNish.

      Part of a new multi-million-pound campaign created for Audi UK by advertising agency BBH, the two and half minute film will be shown in traditional 2D and 3D formats, the latter marking a first for the Audi brand in the UK. It is intriguingly ...
    2. Allan McNish to Visit Fourtitude Forums for Five Hours May 31 + Prize Giveaway Including Signed Copy of ‘Truth in 24’



      For 2011 we have big plans regarding the evolution of Fourtitude. Much of these changes will begin this summer though one change we plan to implement next week (and before the 24 Hours of Le Mans) is the return of a feature whereby we invite a special guest to visit and take part in our forums. Given the timing and ...
    3. Pinewood Derby Meets Le Mans: Boy Scout Leader Builds R18 TDI



      A close friend with a kid in Cub Scouts recently let me in on a little secret. Pinewood Derbies can be serious business. Tricks like negative camber (for less frictional loss), hollow axle nails, etc. can cut down times and win an erstwhile Weblo a badge worthy of popping champagne. So we knew the Pinewood class of racer could be hardcore, but were still completely astounded when we laid ...
    4. Audi Sport Officially Joins Facebook & Announces Le Mans Contest



      Audi Sport officially joined Facebook today and celebrated the move by introducing a new contest for Audi fans. Here're the basics on the contest.

      In 2011 the innovative spirit of Audi will once more travel to Le Mans, this time with the brand new AUDI R18 TDI.

      We’re giving away 1 x 2 VIP tickets for the race and 10 surprise packages from the Audi Le Mans Merchandise.
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    5. The Audi Fan's Twitter Guide for the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans



      As the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans grows closer, the anticipation for all Audi motorsport fans amps to the next level. We're no exception to this and were pleased this morning to find a handy Twitter Guide to Le Mans published by French endurance racing website Endurance-Magazine.fr. A list of each driver and team, the index is most helpful for those looking to make sure they can monitor the race via Twitter.
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    6. What Might Have Been: Highcroft Michelin Pilot Sport Sponsored R15 plus at Le Mans



      We really felt for Highcroft Racing and its stellar drivers when we got the news from Marino Franchitti's PR rep that the American team would pull its Honda-powered ARX-01e LMP1 out of the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Honda-powered prototype proved itself highly competitive at the 12 Hours of Sebring but the devastation in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan were likely reasons that Honda has decided to terminate ...
    7. Video: Audi Sport Le Mans Preview as Posted by TK on Facebook



      With Spa now over, Audi Sport will focus on nothing but Le Mans from here until June. Audi TV has produced a short preview of Le Mans and we caught it posted by Tom Kristensen over on Facebook. . Watch it below and make sure to become a fan of Tom's on his facebook page.

    8. Video: Audi of America Releases New Video from Sebring Test of Audi R18



      The Monday following the 12 Hours of Sebring, Audi Sport pulled off the covers of two R18s under the Florida sun and set about testing for Le Mans. We embedded with Audi that day and filed our own report following the test and were also joined that day ...
    9. New Team Photos for Audi Sport R18 TDI Include Interior Pics, Spotter Guide, w/ R15 & More



      Audi Sport has released a massive amount of photography today, mainly what we expect will be included in the team's media kit at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans. We've added more shots to our Paul Ricard Test section of our 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans gallery along with new sections that include Driver Teams, R18 Livery Designs (Spotter Guide Art) and R18 Details. ...
    10. Audi at Le Mans Test 2011



      We've added initial Le Mans Test photos to our photo gallery, mainly just shots around the track but worth a look via the link below. Worth noting, the first test session ended not long ago and Audi managed 1-2-3, which suggests the car has pace... at least today in the test.

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