Audi emerges as World Champions after fourth race of the season

André LottererBenoît TréluyerMarcel Fässler celebrate their victory at Silverstone

29 August 2012: In an exciting battle of concepts, the hybrid technology in the Audi R18 e-tron quattro proved victorious in the fourth race of the FIA World Endurance Championship, WEC at the 6 Hours of Silverstone. At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi wrote history after emerging victorious with a hybrid car for the first time, and now their second win followed. At both events, Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît were at the wheel of the winning car.

Audi secured the fastest time in qualifying in the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC with the R18 e-tron quattro at Silverstone

Audi builds some of the most efficient sports cars, and this was clearly visible at round four of the WEC. During the six hours of the race Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer required only six pits stops with their hybrid car and that was two less than the second-placed Nicolas Lapierre/Kazuki Nakajima/Alexander Wurz who used another hybrid concept.

The hybrid technology in Audi R18e-tron quattro was victorious in the fourth race of the FIA World Endurance Championship, WEC, at Silverstone

In addition to their fourth race victory, Audi has another reason to celebrate, as the brand from Ingolstadt holds an unassailable lead in the WEC Manufacturers’ Championship. After four titles in the Rally World Championship between 1982 and 1984 as well as victory in the FIA Touring Car World Cup in 1995, Audi has once again won another World title. (subject to the official publication of the results by the FIA)

In the drivers standing, after their second win Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer now lead for the first time this season.

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