Yesterday during an Audi Sport team meeting session we caught up with Tom Kristensen to chat about the new R15 plus, TAG Heuer, scrutineering, sitting out Sebring, prospects for Le Mans and more. Watch all three parts below.
Yesterday during an Audi Sport team meeting session we caught up with Mike Rockenfeller to chat about the new being the only Audi Sport driver competing in LMP1, DTM and the R8s at Nurbrring, describing the R15 plus, prospects for Le Mans and more.
More photos from Le Mans in our 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans Photo
Yesterday during 24 Hours of Le Mans race week we attended the driver parade, one of the most intense moments of the week where thousands and thousands of fans mob the city center to cheer on drivers. Check out hundreds more photos after the jump.
2010 24 Hours of Le Mans Photo Gallery
We've uploaded a few videos to our YouTube channel depicting some nighttime pit stops we filmed this evening and that Audi enthusiasts should find interesting. They videos include stops by Audi Sport, Team Kolles and JLOC Lamborghini.
Audi TV has published several videos about the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans. Several are in German, but they're still worth a watch even if you don't speak it. Watch them below.
For those outside of the small circle of Audi Sport or the larger circle of motorsport hyper fans, John Brooks is one very admired British-born motorsport photographer. We had the pleasure of sitting near him in the Le Mans media center and are still trying to stop using terms like "bollocks" as a result. We've been told before by guys like Tom Kristensen
The Audi A3 chassis may be entering its final stages of production ahead of a switch to MQB but that's not stopping Audi from going full on with an RS 3 version of the car. We've seen modified S3-bodied mules believed to be RS 3 test cars running at the ring before but the latest shots like the one above from CarSpyPhotos.com show a car a lot closer to production trim.
The most noticeable
Yes, you can probably time an Audi R15 TDI's (or your buddy's track day B5 S4's) lap time with the iPhone in your pocket and official lap times at events like Le Mans are not hard to monitor. Still, there's a history and romance in the round steel stop watch timing pace at a track that just rings pure in our hearts. And if it's Le Mans where you're doing the timing,
5th Gear's Jonny Smith has filed a piece on the new A8 and it's quite entertaining. Typical 5th Gear spots include beautiful ambiance, a bit of whit and a quick rundown on the car. The summary is about what we'd expect and what we've seen - big compliments for the car's quality and delivery and a bit of a let-down on the looks as it
When we first met Jason Heffner down at APR headquarters last spring we were completely impressed. Rather laid back and unassuming, the guy is a bit of a sleeper when you consider he's the mastermind behind twin turbo cars such as the Lamborghini Gallardo, Ford GT and of course the Audi R8. We've just run across a build thread from TeamSpeed along with video of one of Jason's most recent builds where he flew to Utah's Miller