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Audi Sport Prototypes Booklet (English, 2009)

Audi Sport Prototypes Booklet (English, 2009)

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Booklet to promote the 2009 sportscar prototype racing season for Audi Sport. Printed in English.
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MediaInfo 24h Le Mans 2009

Foreword
Audi competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time ten years ago. The brand recorded eight victories since its first start in 1999 and has made history with the R8 and R10 TDI models. Both won on their Le Mans premiere and represents “Vorsprung durch Technik.” The Audi R8 introduced the gasoline direct injection TFSI and with the R10 TDI in 2006 a diesel sports car won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time. The Audi R15 TDI follows this tradition: It differs radically from its predecessor and symbolizes technological innovation such as the lithium ion battery as component of an innovative vehicle power supply system. The new Audi R15 TDI won on its premiere in March. Audi aims to continue this winning streak at Le Mans.

Contents
Audi at the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hour race............................ 4 Audi Sport...................................................................... 6 Audi R15 TDI................................................................... 8 The Audi R15 TDI drivers.................................................14 The teams.................................................................... 24 Schedule and paddock plan............................................27 The circuit.................................................................... 28 The entry list................................................................ 30 The Audi partners..........................................................32 Audi at Le Mans............................................................ 34 Audi Le Mans history......................................................36 Le Mans history: list of winners...................................... 38 Audi Communications Motorsport. ................................. 40

Jürgen Pippig AUDI AG Head of Communications Motorsport

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Audi at the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hour race

Audi targets ninth victory with new design and strong driver line-up
Audi has contested the Le Mans 24 Hour race since 1999, and has recorded eight victories with factory or customer supported teams in probably the world’s hardest endurance race. Ten years after its Le Mans debut, and to mark its tenth anniversary, the brand with the four rings has a special chance: Just like the Audi R8 in the year 2000 and with the Audi R10 TDI during the 2006 season, the new Audi R15 TDI aims to win the motorsport classic in France at the first attempt. The first diesel race sports car of the second generation made a successful premiere on March 21, 2009 in Florida. Audi won the Sebring 12 Hour race first time out with Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish and another R15 TDI also claimed the third step on the podium.

The Audi R15 TDI was victorious first time out in the Sebring 12 Hour race

Audi Sport Team Joest fields three of the powerful 600 hp plus sports cars in the Le Mans 24 Hour race. Because there is no test day this year and the majority of the track consists of public highways, which must be closed off, the Audi R15 TDI will only make its first exploratory laps of the traditional 13.629 kilometer track during the week of the event between June 8 and 14. Audi prepared itself by running diverse simulations and tests on the track in the Sarthe region. The driver line-up is very familiar with the track, which is a great bonus. Last year’s winners Dindo Capello/Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish compete with start number 1. Lucas Luhr/Mike Rockenfeller/Marco Werner share the number 2 Audi R15 TDI. Alexandre Prémat starts with two newcomers in car number 3: His French countryman Romain Dumas and the German Timo Bernhard were signed by Audi in April for the 24 Hour race. 258,500 spectators visited the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year and, in doing so, they set a new record for the event existing since 1923. The fans can look forward to a particularly fierce battle this year: No less than 20 LMP1 prototypes, including nine diesel sports cars, are among the 55 starters in the field.
Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Dindo Capello won in Le Mans last year and recorded the first win for the Audi R15 TDI

The

Audi R15 TDI

has the chance, like the R8 and R10 TDI to win on its Le Mans premiere

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Audi Sport

Three race cars from Audi Sport
Approximately 200 employees in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm are primarily responsible for developing and testing the race cars. Audi Sport is affiliated with AUDI AG’s Technical Development (TE) and is therefore answerable to Michael Dick, Board Member for Technical Development. Head of Audi Sport since November 1993 is Austrian Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. Audi Sport was restructured and aligned for the future in 2007. Towards the end of 2009 Audi Sport will complete the construction of the first stage of a customer sport center in Ingolstadt for the new GT3 motorsport program. New routes in customer sport Audi has developed three race cars for the 2009 season: The A4 DTM of the R14 plus model range as successor to the R14 for the DTM, the R15 TDI as first diesel race sports car of the second generation and the R8 LMS for international GT3 customer motorsport. While Audi Sport in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm continue to look after the factory motorsport program, the organization for GT3 customer racing was systematically expanded. Absolute responsibility for development is in the hands of Audi Sport in Ingolstadt. At the same time two other sites are integrated in this project: The engine for the race car originates from Györ in Hungary. The bodyshell construction and finishing of the Audi R8 LMS are carried out by the quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm.

Three Audi race cars: The R8 LMS (left), the R15 TDI (center) and the A4 DTM (right)

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich Head of Audi Sport

Klaus-Dietrich Krieger Head of Finance and Project Management

Dr. Martin Mühlmeier Head of Technology

Siegfried Krause Head of Purchase and Partnerships

Wolfgang Appel Head of Vehicle Development

Ulrich Baretzky Head of Engine Development

Joachim Hausner Head of Complete Vehicle

Christian Weck Project Leader LMP and Organization LMP

Christopher Reinke Technical Project Leader Design

Stefan Eyring Technical Project Leader Testing

Hartmut Diel Head of Engine Design and Project Leader Engine LMP

Dr. Christian John Team Doctor

Audi Sport employs

200 people in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm

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Audi R15 TDI

Second generation diesel racing sports car
AUDI AG is the world’s first automobile manufacturer to develop a “second” generation diesel racing sports car. Audi aims to underline its supremacy and consolidate its expertise in car technology once more at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans with the all-new Audi R15 TDI. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is particularly suited for this: Not only fast but also efficient and economical cars are specifically required for the French endurance classic. Lightweight construction, environmentally friendly drive concepts and well-thought out aerodynamics are the focus of attention at Le Mans just as they are during the development of production cars. For this purpose the regulations intentionally give the engineers plenty of freedom. Audi Sport fully exploited this creative freedom and put a new LMP1 race car on the track that differs significantly from all previous Le Mans sports cars. “The R15 TDI has many detailed technical solutions never seen before on

The Audi R15 TDI is radically different to its predecessor the Audi R10 TDI

a sports prototype,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “To a certain extent we followed entirely new routes.” The heart of the R15 TDI is a newly developed V10 TDI engine producing more than 600 hp, with a maximum torque output in excess of 1,050 Newton meters and which reflects the latest version of the TDI Technology invented by Audi. The power unit is more compact and lighter than the twelve-cylinder engine used in the preceding R10 TDI model. The specific fuel consumption and associated CO2 emissions could also be reduced. Innovations in the turbocharging and fuel injection areas simultaneously ensure improved engine response. The R15 TDI is also equipped with a new generation of even lighter diesel particle filters as part of a titanium exhaust system. The new sports car’s aerodynamics, which play a particularly important role at Le Mans, are extremely refined. In similar fashion to the victorious DTM 2008 Audi A4, the airflow around and through the car was optimized with CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). Included among the many innovative detail solutions which can be spotted at first glance are a rear wing suspended from the top and a high nose.
The innovative rear-wing mounting improves the aerodynamics

The on board electrics incorporating a new lithium ion battery is one of many innovations

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Audi R15 TDI

Light-weight, environmentally friendly drive concepts and good aerodynamics are just as important at

Le Mans as in production cars

The vehicle electrical system in the Le Mans sports car is entirely new: A lithium-ion battery, as found in some hybrid vehicles, is used for the first time. It is lighter than the conventional battery and supplies a higher voltage. Numerous innovative approaches are also hidden in the chassis and suspension of the diesel sports car. Due to the aerodynamic concept the front and rear suspension have been raised. Thanks to a longer wheelbase and the optimized vehicle weight the R15 TDI is significantly more agile than its predecessor.

Included among the modifications for Le Mans are the modified gear ratios and aerodynamic configuration, which optimizes the relationship between lift (downforce) and drag for the high-speed track. Average lap speeds of 240 kph are achieved here. Audi prepared the R15 TDI for the 24-hour race by completing thousands of test kilometers. The effect of the weight increase by 30 to 930 kilograms initiated at short notice by the organizer was also tested in this phase. Another regulation change, although of less influence, slows the refueling time through the introduction of a reduced section hose. Audi is the only automobile manufacturer to have won the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans with a diesel car. “With the R15 TDI we have created the base to be in a position to win also in 2009,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich.

The wheel rim, with its mounting flange moved towards the chassis center line, increases the wheel stiffness

Technical data Audi R15 TDI
Vehicle
Vehicle type Chassis Le Mans Prototype (LMP1) composite-fiber design from carbon-fiber with aluminum honeycomb, complies with the strict FIA crash and safety standards Differential Driveshafts mechanical locking differential constant-velocity tripod plunge-joint driveshafts

Chassis
Steering electronic-controlled rack and pinion power steering independent front and rear double wishbone suspension, pushrod system with torsion bars and adjustable dampers Brakes hydraulic dual-circuit braking system, monobloc light alloy brake calipers, front and rear ventilated carbon-fiber brake discs, driver adjustable infinitely variable brakebalance Wheels O.Z. magnesium forged wheels, front: 13.5 x 18 inch, rear: 14.5 x 18 inch Tires Michelin Radial, front: 33/68-18, rear: 37/71-18 Suspension

Engine
Engine 90° V10 engine, 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC, 2 Garrett turbochargers, 2 x 37.9 mm engine air-intake restrictors, maximum turbo pressure of 2.75 bar absolute, diesel direct injection TDI, 2 Dow Automotive diesel particle filters Electrics/electronics Engine lubrication Cubic capacity Power Torque lithium ion battery/Bosch MS 14 dry sump, Shell oil 5,500 cc over 600 hp over 1,050 Nm

Dimensions/weight Transmission/powertrain
Transmission Clutch Gearbox rear wheel drive, traction control (ASR) carbon fiber clutch sequential, pneumatically operated 5-gear sport gearbox, partner X-trac Length Width Height Starting weight Fuell cell capacity 4,650 mm 2,000 mm 1,030 mm 930 kg 81 l (Shell V-Power Diesel)

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Computer in steering wheel
The Audi R15 TDI is equipped with a high-tech steering wheel with integrated micro-processor. The most important functions can be controlled by the driver directly on the steering wheel.
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Light emitting diodes which indicate the rear wheel slip Gear shift lights Left side zone for lap times, right side zone for time difference, display of selected gear in the center

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Gear-shift paddles, left to shift down, right to shift up Switch for brake balance (grey), reverse gear (yellow), gearbox emergency function (red), tag marker in data to highlight events (white) and neutral (green) Diodes with warning functions for main beam, turn signal, alternator, water temperature, fuel Fuel injection adjustment Fuel reserve activation Button to increase traction control modulation (white), main beam (blue), engine map (green) Central display, freely programmable display, several info pages for temperatures, pressures, rpm, speed, brake balance etc.

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General warning lamps (e.g. pressure loss in a tire) General electric switch for ignition Start button Buttons to reduced traction control (white), radio (black) and pit-speed limiter (yellow)
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The Audi R15 TDI drivers

Winning team
Audi starts the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2009 with an exceptionally successful, rejuvenated driver line-up. Since the year 2000 at least one of the current Audi drivers has always mounted the top step of the podium. Eight-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen from Denmark, the two-time winner Allan McNish from Scotland as well as the Italian Dindo Capello, who has won the classic three times up to now, share the cockpit of start number 1. The German trio Lucas Luhr, Mike Rockenfeller and Marco Werner go to race with the start number 2. Werner won the
Timo Bernhard, Alexandre Prémat and Romain Dumas form one team

24-hour marathon at the Sarthe three times in succession between 2005 and 2007, Luhr and Rockenfeller have also scored overall and class victories in other 24-hour races. The Frenchmen Alexandre Prémat and Romain Dumas share the Audi R15 TDI with start number 3 with the German Timo Bernhard. While Prémat competes for Audi in the DTM and sports car since 2007, Dumas and Bernhard make their Audi debut in 2009. The two new signings are Porsche factory drivers and have received special permission from their employer. A winning streak unites them: In 2007 and 2008 they won the American Le Mans Series LMP2 class, in 2008 the Sebring 12 Hour race and since 2007, the Nürburgring 24 Hour race as well.

Marco Werner starts with Mike Rockenfeller and Lucas Luhr

Timo Bernhard (D)
Date/place of birth Place of residence Status February 24, 1981/Homburg (D) Dittweiler (D) single 2001 2002 1st in Porsche Carrera Cup, 2nd in GT class of Sebring 12 Hour race 1st in GT class in Le Mans 24 Hour race, 1st in GT class Daytona 24 Hour race, 2nd in Nürburgring 24 Hour race, 3rd in Porsche Supercup, 4th in GT class of American Le Mans Series Height/weight Le Mans starts 1.74 m/60 kg 3 (one class win) 2004 2003 1st in Daytona 24 Hour race, 1st in GT class in “Petit Le Mans” race, 2nd in GT class of American Le Mans Series, 3rd in Nürburgring 24 Hour race 1st in GT class of American Le Mans Series, 1st in GT class of Sebring 12 Hour race, 1st in GT class in “Petit Le Mans” race, 3rd in Nürburgring 24 Hour race, 4th in Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hour race 1991 1993 1994 1995 4th in ADAC Pfalz Slalom Kart Youth Championship 1st in ADAC Baden Junior A Kart Championship 1st in DMV National Junior A Kart Championship 1st in German Kart Championship, 1st in DMV Kart-Junior-Cup, 5th in Junior World Kart Championship 1996 1997 1998 6th in German Kart Championship 3rd in German Kart Championship 6th in German Formula Ford Championship, 6th in Formula Ford Eurocup 1999 2000 3rd in German Formula Ford Championship, Porsche Carrera Cup 3rd in Porsche Carrera Cup 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2nd in GT2 class of American Le Mans Series, 2nd in GT2 class of Le Mans 24 Hour race 1st in Nürburgring 24 Hour race, 1st in LMP2 class in “Petit Le Mans” race, 2nd in G2 class of Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hour race, 3rd in LMP2 class of American Le Mans Series 1st in LMP2 class of American Le Mans Series, 1st in Nürburgring 24 Hour race 1st in LMP2 class of American Le Mans Series, 1st in Nürburgring 24 Hour race, 1st in Sebring 12 Hour race 1st in Nürburgring 24 Hour race

Career

www.timo-bernhard.de

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The Audi R15 TDI drivers

Audi factory driver Dindo Capello (I)
Date/place of birth Place of residence Status June 17, 1964/Asti (I) Canelli (I) married to Elisabetta, one son (Giacomo) Height/weight Le Mans starts 1.72 m/66 kg 10 (3 wins) 2001 2002 1998 1999 2000 5th in Italian Super Touring Car Championship (Audi A4) 3rd in Sebring 12 Hour race, 4th in Le Mans 24 Hour race (each time Audi R8R) 1st in “Petit Le Mans” race, 2nd in Sebring 12 Hour race, 3rd in Le Mans 24 Hour race, 2nd in American Le Mans Series (each time Audi R8) 1st in Sebring 12 Hour race (Audi R8), 2nd in Le Mans 24 Hour race (Audi R8), 3rd in American Le Mans Series (Audi R8) 1st in Sebring 12 Hour race, 2nd in Le Mans 24 Hour race, 2nd in American Le Mans Series, 1st in “Petit Le Mans” race (each time Audi R8) 2003 1983 – 84 Formula Fiat Abarth 1985 – 88 Italian Formula 3 Championship 1989 1990 1991 Formula 3000 test driver in Japan 1st in Italian Touring Car Championship, Group A 4th in Italian Touring Car Championship 2007 2008 2005 2006 2004 1st in Le Mans 24 Hour race 1st in Le Mans 24 Hour race (Audi R8), 5th in Le Mans Endurance Series (Audi R8), DTM Shanghai (Audi A4 DTM) DTM (Audi A4 DTM) 1st in Sebring 12 Hour race, 3rd in Le Mans 24 Hour race, 1st in American Le Mans Series, 1st in in “Petit Le Mans” race (each time Audi R10 TDI) 1st in American Le Mans Series, 1st in “Petit Le Mans” (each time Audi R10 TDI) 3rd in Sebring 12 Hour race, 1st in Le Mans 24 Hour race, 3rd in Le Mans Series, 1st in “Petit Le Mans” race (each time Audi R10 TDI) 2009 1st in Sebring 12 Hour race (Audi R15 TDI)

Career

1992 – 93 Italian Touring Car Championship 1994 5th in Italian Super Touring Car Championship, 7th in German Touring Car Cup (each time Audi 80 competition) 1995 2nd in Italian Super Touring Car Championship (Audi A4 quattro) 1996 1st in Italian Super Touring Car Championship (Audi A4 quattro) 1997 3rd in in Italian Super Touring Car Championship (Audi A4 quattro)

www.dindocapello.com

Romain Dumas (F)
Date/place of birth Place of residence Status December 14, 1977/Alès (F) Basel (CH) single 2004 Height/weight Le Mans starts 1.74 m/60 kg 8 (one class win) 2005 2003 1st in N-GT class in Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hour race, 3rd in Porsche Carrera Cup, Sebring 12 Hour race, Le Mans 24 Hour race, 1st in GT class in “Petit Le Mans” race 3rd in Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hour race, 2nd in GT class in Sebring 12 Hour race, 3rd in GT class in Le Mans 24 Hour race, 4th in GT class of American Le Mans Series, Le Mans Endurance Series 2nd in GT2 class of American Le Mans Series, Le Mans 24 Hour race, Daytona 24 Hour race, GP2 development driver 2006 1992 – 94 Kart 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 1st in Volant Elf ACO Le Mans 4th in Formula Renault Campus Cup French Formula Renault Championship 3rd in French Formula Renault Championship French Formula 3 Championship 5th in Formula Palmer Audi 6th in French Formula 3 Championship 5th in Euro Formula 3000, Japanese GT Championship, 1st in GT class in Le Mans 24 Hour race, European Le Mans Series 2002 1st in GT class in Suzuka 1000 km race, 2nd in GT class in Le Mans 24 Hour race, 3rd in GT class in Daytona 24 Hour race, 3rd in Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hour race, 2nd in Euro Formula 3000, FIA GT Championship, Formula 1 test 2009 2008 2007 3rd in LMP2 class of American Le Mans Series, Le Mans 24 Hour race, Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hour race, GP2 development driver 1st in LMP2 class of American Le Mans Series, 1st in Nürburgring 24 Hour race, 3rd in Le Mans 24 Hour race, Daytona 24 Hour race 1st in LMP2 class of American Le Mans Series, 1st in Nürburgring 24 Hour race, 1st in Sebring 12 Hour race, 3rd in Silverstone 1000 km race, 3rd in GT class in Daytona 24 Hour race, Le Mans 24 Hour race 1st in Nürburgring 24 Hour race

Career

www.romaindumas.com

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The Audi R15 TDI drivers

Audi factory driver Tom Kristensen (DK)
Date/place of birth Place of residence Status July 7, 1967/Hobro (DK) Monaco (MC) single, two sons (Oliver and Oswald) and one daughter (Carla Malou) Height/weight Le Mans starts 1.74 m/72 kg 12 (8 wins) 2002 2001 1998 1999 2000 German Super Touring Car Championship, Formula 1 test driver 3rd in German Super Touring Car Championship, 1st in Sebring 12 Hours 1st in Le Mans 24 Hour race, 1st in Sebring 12 Hour race, 2nd in “Petit Le Mans” race (each time in Audi R8), Michelin Formula 1 test driver 1st in Le Mans 24 Hour race, 2nd in Sebring 12 Hour race, 4th in American Le Mans Series (each time Audi R8) 1st in American Le Mans Series, 1st in Le Mans 24 Hour race, 1st in “Petit Le Mans” race (each time Audi R8) 2003 1982 – 84 1st in Danish Kart Championship 1985 1986 1st in Scandinavian Kart Championship Kart: 1st in Denmark, 1st in Italy, 2nd in Europe 2004 2005 1st in Le Mans 24 Hour race, 1st in Spa 1000 km race (Audi R8), 1st in Le Mans 1000 km race (Audi R8) 1st in Le Mans 24 Hour race (Audi R8), 4th in DTM (Audi A4 DTM) 1st in Le Mans 24 Hour race, 1st in Sebring 12 Hour race (each time Audi R8), 3rd in DTM (Audi A4 DTM), 1st in Nations Cup of Race of Champions 2006 3rd in DTM (Audi A4 DTM), 1st in Sebring 12 Hour race (Audi R10 TDI), 3rd in Le Mans 24 Hour race (Audi R10 TDI) 2007 2008 14th in DTM (Audi A4 DTM) 1st in Le Mans 24 Hour race (Audi R10 TDI), 3rd in Sebring 12 Hour race (Audi R10 TDI), 8th in DTM (Audi A4 DTM) 2009 1st in Sebring 12 Hour race (Audi R15 TDI)

Career

1987, 89 2nd in World Kart Championship 1991 1992 1st in German Formula 3 Championship 5th in Japanese Formula 3 Championship, 2nd in Japanese Touring Car Championship 1993 1st in Japanese Formula 3 Championship, 1st in Formula 3 World Cup Fuji, 2nd in Formula 3 Grand Prix Macau 1994 1995 2nd in Japanese Touring Car Championship 2nd in Japanese Formula 3000 Championship, 5th in Japanese Touring Car Championship 1996 1997 6th in International Formula 3000 Championship 1st in Le Mans 24 Hour race

www.tomkristensen.com

Audi factory driver Lucas Luhr (D)
Date/place of birth Place of residence Status July 22, 1979/Koblenz (D) Ermatingen (CH) married to Claudia, one daughter (Georgina), one son (Gianluca) Height/weight Le Mans starts 1.85 m/72 kg 5 (2 class wins) 2003 2002 2001 4th in GT class of American Le Mans Series, 1st in GT class of Sebring 12 Hour race, 1st in GT class of Daytona 24 Hour race 1st in GT class of American Le Mans Series, 1st in GT class of Sebring 12 Hour race, 1st in GT class of Le Mans 24 Hour race 1st in GT class of American Le Mans Series, 1st in GT class of Sebring 12 Hour race, 1st in GT class of Le Mans 24 Hour race, 3rd in Nürburgring 24 Hour race

Career
1989 – 93 Kart 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Kart, 1st in European Championship, 4th in World Championship Kart, 5th in Word Cup Charlotte, 7th in World Cup Suzuka 2nd in German Formula Ford Championship German Formula 3 Championship German Formula 3 Championship 1st in Porsche Carrera Cup, Porsche Supercup 2nd in GT class of American Le Mans Series, 1st in GT class of Sebring 12 Hour race

2004

1st in N-GT class of FIA GT Championship, 3rd in Nürburgring 24 Hour race

2005

1st in GT2 class of Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hour race, 1st in GT2 class of Sebring 12 Hour race

2006

1st in LMP2 class of American Le Mans Series, 1st in Nürburgring 24 Hour race, 3rd in Daytona 24 Hour race

2007 2008 2009

17th in DTM (Audi A4 DTM) 1st in American Le Mans Series (Audi R10 TDI) 3rd in Sebring 12 Hour race (Audi R15 TDI), 2nd in Nürburgring 24 Hour race (Audi R8 LMS)

www.lucas-luhr.com

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Audi factory driver Allan McNish (GB)
Date/place of birth Place of residence Status December 29, 1969/Dumfries (GB) Monaco (MC) married to Kelly, one son (Finlay), one daughter (Charlotte Amelie) Height/weight Le Mans starts 1.65 m/58 kg 9 (2 wins) 2001 2002 2004 1998 1999 2000 1st in Le Mans 24 Hour race, 5th in FIA GT Championship Le Mans 24 Hour race, 2nd in Daytona 24 Hour race 1st in American Le Mans Series, 2nd in Sebring 12 Hour race, 2nd in Le Mans 24 Hour race, 1st in “Petit Le Mans” race (each time Audi R8) Formula 1 test driver, Daytona 24 Hour race Formula 1 1. Platz Sebring 12 Hour race (Audi R8), 1st in Nürburgring 1000 km race (Audi R8), 1st in Silverstone 1000 km race (Audi R8), 2nd in Le Mans Endurance Series (Audi R8) 1981 – 82 Kart 1983, 86 1st in British Kart Championship 1985 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 3rd in World Kart Championship 2nd in Formula Ford 1600 Championship 1st in Formula Opel Lotus 2nd in British Formula 3 Championship 4th in International Formula 3000 Championship, Formula 1 test driver Formula 1 test driver, International Formula 3000 Championship Formula 1 test driver, International Formula 3000 Championship Formula 1 test driver Formula 1 test driver, International Formula 3000 Championship International Formula 3000 Championship Formula 1 test driver Sports car racing USA, 3 victories in 3 races 2008 2009 2007 2006 2005 10th in DTM (Audi A4 DTM), 1st in Silverstone 1000 km race (Audi R8), 3rd in Le Mans 24 Hours (Audi R8), 2nd in Sebring 12 Hours (Audi R8) 1st in American Le Mans Series (Audi R10 TDI), 1st in Sebring 12 Hour race (Audi R10 TDI), 1st in “Petit Le Mans” race (Audi R10 TDI), 3rd in Le Mans 24 Hour race (Audi R10 TDI) 1st in American Le Mans Series (Audi R10 TDI), 1st in “Petit Le Mans” race (Audi R10 TDI) 3rd in Sebring 12 Hours (Audi R10 TDI), 1st in Le Mans 24h (Audi R10 TDI) 1st in Sebring 12 Hour race (Audi R15 TDI)

Career

www.allanmcnish.com

Audi factory driver Alexandre Prémat (F)
Date/place of birth Place of residence Status April 5, 1982/Juvisy-sur-Orge (F) Ermatingen (CH) single, one daughter (Zoe) Height/weight Le Mans starts 1.82 m/74 kg 2 2008 1st in Le Mans Series (Audi R10 TDI), 4th in Le Mans 24 Hour race (Audi R10 TDI), 10th in DTM (Audi A4 DTM)

Career
1992 – 99 Kart, 1st in World Cup in 1999, 1st in French Championship in 2000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2nd in Formula Campus France 9th in French Formula Renault Championship 1st in French Formula Renault Championship 7th in Formula 3 Euro Series 2nd in Formula 3 Euro Series, 1st in Formula 3 Masters Zandvoort, 1st in Formula 3 Grand Prix Macau 2005 2006 2007 4th in GP2 Series, 1st in Nations Cup in A1 Grand Prix Series 3rd in GP2 Series, Formula 1 third driver in Chinese Grand Prix 11th in DTM (Audi A4 DTM)

www.alexandrepremat.com

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The Audi R15 TDI drivers

Audi factory driver Mike Rockenfeller (D)
Date/place of birth Place of residence Status October 31, 1983/Neuwied (D) Altnau (CH) single 2007 2008 Height/weight Le Mans starts 1.75 m/67 kg 4 (1 class win) 2009 2006 1st in Nürburgring 24 Hour race, 5th in GrandAm Series, 8th in GT2 class of American Le Mans Series 12th in DTM (Audi A4 DTM) 1st in Le Mans Series (Audi R10 TDI), 4th in Le Mans 24 Hour race (Audi R10 TDI), 11th in DTM (Audi A4 DTM) 3rd in Sebring 12 Hour race (Audi R15 TDI)

Career
1995  – 00 Kart 1997 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 1st in DMV Junior Cup 1st in Jörg van Ommen Kart Cup 4th in Formula König 10th in Porsche Carrera Cup 2nd in Porsche Carrera Cup, Porsche Supercup 1st in Porsche Carrera Cup, Porsche Supercup 1st in GT2 class of FIA GT Championship, 1st in GT2 class of Le Mans 24 Hour race, 1st in GT2 class of Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hour race

www.mike-rockenfeller.de

Audi factory driver Marco Werner (D)
Date/place of birth Place of residence Status April 27, 1966/Dortmund (D) Ermatingen (CH) married to Annett, one daughter (Janina) Height/weight Le Mans starts 1.75 m/66 kg 7 (3 wins) 1997 1998 2000 2001 2002 1996 10th in German Super Touring Car Cup, 1st in class in Nürburgring 24 Hour race German Supertouring Car Cup, FIA GT Championship, Porsche Carrera Cup ISRS Series 11th in Porsche Supercup, touring car races in Spa and Macau 2nd in Porsche Supercup, 19th in FIA GT Championship 3rd in Le Mans 24 Hour race (Audi R8), 2nd in Porsche Supercup 1st in American Le Mans Series (Audi R8), 1st in Sebring 12 Hour race (Audi R8), 3rd in “Petit Le Mans” race (Audi R8), 2nd in Nürburgring 1984 VLN Endurance Cup Germany 2004 24 Hour race (Abt-Audi TT-R), 4th in Le Mans 24 Hour race (Audi R8) 1st in American Le Mans Series (Audi R8), 1st in “Petit Le Mans” (Audi R8), 2nd in Sebring 12h (Audi R8), 3rd in Le Mans 24h (Audi R8) 2005 1st in Le Mans 24 Hour race (Audi R8), 1st in Sebring 12 Hour race (Audi R8), 3rd in American Le Mans Series (Audi R8) 2006 2007 1st in Le Mans 24 Hour race (Audi R10 TDI) 1st in Le Mans 24 Hour race (Audi R10 TDI), 1st in Sebring 12 Hour race (Audi R10 TDI), 2nd in American Le Mans Series (Audi R10 TDI) 2008 2009 1st in American Le Mans Series (Audi R10 TDI) 3rd in Sebring 12 Hour race (Audi R15 TDI)

Career

2003

1985 – 86 Formula Ford 1600 1987 1989 1991 1992 3rd in German Formula Ford Championship 2nd in German Formula Opel Lotus Challenge 2nd in German Formula 3 Championship 2nd in German Formula 3 Championship, 1st in Formula 3 Grand Prix Monaco, ADAC Motor Sportsman of the Year 1993 3rd in VLN Endurance Cup Germany, 1st in class in Nürburgring 24 Hour race, German Touring Car Trophy, DTM, German Formula 3 Championship 1994 German Touring Car Cup, VLN Endurance Cup Germany, German Formula 3 Championship 1995 1st in Daytona 24 Hour race, 5th in Porsche Supercup, 4th in Porsche Carrera Cup, Interseries, German Super Touring Car Cup

www.marco-werner.com

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The teams

The Le Mans record holder
Reinhold Joest’s team numbers among the very best of the longdistance experts in motorsport history: When the team won the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year with Audi it was already the tenth victory for Joest Racing at the Sarthe since 1984. Joest Racing has scored six of these ten victories with Audi. On top of this come 30 victories and four championship titles with the Audi R8 in the American Le Mans Series. Joest Racing has been Audi Sport’s reliable partner since Audi is involved in sports prototypes. The team has achieved three impressive results in only the last twelve months: During the 2008 season the win at Le Mans and victory in the European based Le Mans Series. On top of this comes overall victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring in March 2009 on the debut of the Audi R15 TDI. Technical Director of the team is Ralf Jüttner, who is one of the Managing Directors of Joest Racing GmbH alongside Reinhold Joest. The team’s headquarters is in WaldMichelbach in the Odenwald region south of Frankfurt.

List of honour
1st in Le Mans 24 Hours 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008 (since 2000 Audi) 1st in American Le Mans Series 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 (all Audi) 1st in Le Mans Series 2008 (Audi) 1st in Sebring 12 Hours 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009 (all Audi) 1st in ITC 1996 1st in Daytona 24 Hours 1980

Audi Sport Team Joest c/o Joest Racing GmbH Bahnstraße 14 D-69483 Wald-Michelbach Phone +49 6207 94200 Fax +49 6207 1800 E-mail info@joest-racing.de Website www.joest-racing.de The Audi driver teams at the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hour race #1 Capello/Kristensen/McNish #2 Luhr/Rockenfeller/Werner #3 Bernhard/Dumas/Prémat

Reinhold Joest Team Director

Ralf Jüttner Technical Director, Team Manager

Howden Haynes Race Engineer R15 TDI #1

Dominic Zeidtler Race Engineer R15 TDI #2

Brad Kettler Race Engineer R15 TDI #3

Reinhold Joest’s team has recorded

ten wins at Le Mans

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The teams

Kodewa GmbH + Co. KG
Dr. Colin Kolles starts for the first time at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with his privateer team. The entrepreneur relies on Audi race cars since 2006 when he stepped up to the DTM with his team. The team from Greding near Ingolstadt is also represented in this year’s DTM with three Audi A4 DTM from 2007. Furthermore, the team has also purchased two R10 TDI from Audi in the 2009 season. The privateer team competes in the European based Le Mans Series with the diesel sports cars as well as in the 24-hour race at Le Mans. Kodewa GmbH + Co. KG Industriestraße 35 D-91171 Greding Phone +49 8463 602679 Fax +49 8463 6060097 E-mail info@kolles.biz The Kolles driver teams at the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hour race 14 Karthikeyan/Meyrick/Zwolsman 15 Albers/Bakkerud/Mondini
Dr. Colin Kolles Team Principal Boris Bermes Operations Director

Jacky Eeckelaert Technical Director

Joachim Matheis Team Manager

Race Control

Audi Racing Club Tunnel

TV Commentators Audi Sport Team Joest Pits 44, 45, 46

Schedule
Monday, June 8
14:30 – 18:00 Technical and administrative scrutineering

Audi Racing Arena Audi Press Conference (Parc du Raccordement)

Audi Team & Media Hospitality (Paddock)

Tuesday, June 9
08:30 – 17:00 Technical and administrative scrutineering

Wednesday, June 10
18:00 – 24:00 Free practice Media Parking ACO Press Conference Qualifying Qualifying Audi Racing Garden Audi Racing Shop Audi Tower Paddock Entrance Museum

Thursday, June 11
11:00 19:00 – 21:00 22:00 – 24:00

Friday, June 12
10:00 – 20:00 14:00 18:00 – 19:00 Pit walk Audi Press Conference Drivers’ parade

Saturday, June 13
08:30 – 09:15 14:22 15:00 Warm-up Begin of start procedure Start

Official Cars of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO)
1 Audi R8 V10 (Safety Car race) 1 Audi R8 (Race Control) 1 Audi TT RS (Safety Car race) 2 Audi TT (Safety Car, Race Control) Finish ACO Press Conference 2 Audi RS 6 (Safety Car) 5 Audi S6 Avant (Medical Car) 2 Audi Q5 (Fire Safety) 9 Audi Q7 (Fire Safety, Track, Extrication)

Sunday, June 14
15:00 approx 15:30

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The circuit

Unique track
The 24 Hours of Le Mans has been held since 1923. Till today the track has retained its character of being a temporary construction: The “Circuit des 24 Heures” uses a part of the permanent “Circuit Bugatti” race track, however, by far the largest part consists of public highways, which are closed-off especially for the race. Tricky bumps, tram-lines formed by heavy trucks and public highway asphalt conditions are only three consequences of this compromise which challenge the drivers. A maximum speed of 405 kph was achieved on the Hunaudières straight in 1988. Since 1990 two chicanes artificially slow this section of track. Nevertheless, the Audi R15 TDI is still quicker than 300 kph in five places: Before the two chicanes, approaching Mulsanne and heading down towards the famous Indianapolis curve and before the Porsche Curves. The amount of full-throttle per lap is over 75 per cent. At an assumed lap time of 3m 30s this would mean that the drivers are at full throttle for 2m 27s.

The lights at a funfair lend Le Mans its traditional but unusual background flair

Data and facts about “Circuit des 24 Heures”
Track length Lap record 13.629 km (since 2007) Stéphane Sarrazin (Peugeot), 3m 18.513s (247.16 kph), Qualifying, June 11, 2008

Pole position (2008) Stéphane Sarrazin (Peugeot), 3m 18.513s (247.16 kph), Qualifying, June 11, 2008

Fastest race lap (2008) Stéphane Sarrazin (Peugeot), 3m 19.394s (246.068 kph), lap 107, June 14, 2008

Distance record (current track layout) Capello/Kristensen/McNish (Audi R10 TDI), 381 laps = 5,192.649 kilometers (216.300 kph), 2008

320 5 85 2

310 5

320 5

105 3

120 3

320 5

100 2 195 4

75 310 5

2

165 3 260 4

280 5

230 4

100 2 100 2 280 5

kph Gear

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The entry list

The teams at the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hour race
LMP1
No. Team/entrant Nat. Car
007 Aston Martin Racing 008 AMR Eastern Europe 009 Aston Martin Racing 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi Sport Team Joest Audi Sport Team Joest Creation Autosportif Team LNT Team Peugeot Total Team Peugeot Total Peugeot Sport Total Team Oreca Matmut GB CZ GB D D D USA GB F F F F F F CH D D F F GB

LMP2
Drivers No. Team/entrant Nat. Car
5 24 25 26 30 31 32 33 35 39 40 41 Navi Team Goh Oak Racing RML J F GB Porsche Pescarolo-Mazda Lola-Mazda Radical-AER Lola-Judd Porsche Zytek Lola-Judd Pescarolo-Mazda Lola-Mazda Ginetta-Zytek Zytek Noda/de Pourtales/Marsh Amaral/Pla/Smith Ojjeh/Gosselin/Peter Barazi/Frees Kane/Leuenberger/Pompidou Newton/Erdos/Dyson Bruneau/Rostan/Greaves Piccini/Bobbi/Biagi

Drivers
Ara/Kunimoto/Maassen

Lola-Aston Martin Charouz/Enge/Mücke Lola-Aston Martin Davidson/Turner/Verstappen Lola-Aston Martin Hall/Primat/Kox Audi R15 TDI Audi R15 TDI Audi R15 TDI Creation-Judd Ginetta Zytek Peugeot 908 Peugeot 908 Peugeot 908 Courage-Oreca Courage-Oreca Courage-Judd Capello/Kristensen/McNish Luhr/Rockenfeller/Werner Bernhard/Dumas/Prémat Campbell-Walter/Ickx Tomlinson/Dean/Moore Minassian/Lamy/Klien Bourdais/Montagny/Sarrazin Brabham/Gené/Wurz Senna/Ortelli/Monteiro Panis/Lapierre/Ayari Ragues/Mailleux/André

Bruichladdich Bruneau GB Racing Box SRL Team Essex Barazi Epsilon Speedy Racing Team Oak Racing KSM Quifel-ASM Team Gac Racing Team I DK F CH F D P CH

11 Team Oreca Matmut 12 13 14 Signature Plus Speedy Racing Team Kolles

Lola-Aston Martin Belicchi/Jani/Prost Audi R10 TDI Audi R10 TDI Pescarolo-Judd Peugeot 908 Ginetta-Zytek Karthikeyan/Meyrick/Zwolsman Albers/Bakkerud/Mondini Tinseau/Jouanny Bullion/Treluyer/Pagenaud Hardman/Leventis/Watts

15 Kolles 16 Pescarolo Sport

17 Pescarolo Sport 23 Strakka Racing

LM GT1
No. Team/entrant Nat. Car
63 Corvette Racing USA USA A J Corvette Corvette Aston Martin Lamborghini Corvette Corvette 64 Corvette Racing 66 68 72 Jetalliance Racing JLOC

LM GT2
Drivers
O’Connell/Magnussen/Garcia Beretta/Gavin/Fässler Lichtner-Hoyer/Gruber/Müller Apicella/Yogo Alphand/Gregoire/Goueslard Jousse/Maassen

No. Team/entrant Nat. Car
70 75 76 77 78 80 81 82 IMSA Performance Endurance Asia Team IMSA Performance Team Felbermayr AF Corse SRL Flying Lizard F RC F D I USA Porsche Porsche Porsche Porsche Ferrari Porsche Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari Spyker Aston Martin Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari

Drivers
O’Young/Hesnault/Kralev

Lieb/Lietz/Henzler Pérez Companc/Russo/Bruni Bergmeister/Neiman/Law Kitch/Foster/Dempsey Melo/Kaffer/Salo Krohn/Jonsson/van de Poele Mansell/Ehret/Rusinov Coronel/Bleekemolen Drayson/Cocker/Franchitti Simonsen/Farnbacher/Montanari Bell/Sugden/Kirkaldy McInerney/McInerney/Vergers Babini/Malucelli/Ruberti Rodrigues/Lebon

Luc Alphand Aventures F

73 Luc Alphand Aventures F

Advanced Engineering I Risi Competizione USA USA GB NL GB D GB GB I MC

83 Risi Competizione 84 85 87 89 92 96 97 99 Team Modena Spyker Squadron Drayson Racing Team Farnbacher JMW Motorsport Virgo Motorsport BMS Scuderia Italia JMB Racing

Version: May 26, 2009/subject to modifications

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The Audi partners

Strong partners at the 24-hour classic

www.bosch.com

www.shell.com

www.mahle.com

Other partners of Audi Sport

www.ozracing.com

www.ptc.com

www.sandtler.com

www.sparco.net www.michelin.com

www.dow.com

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Audi at Le Mans

Audi Technology leading the way since 2000
No other manufacturer has managed to make a lasting impression within such a short space of time in the Le Mans 24 Hour race as Audi. With eight wins from ten starts the brand with the four rings has demonstrated “Vorsprung durch Technik” impressively in probably the world’s hardest car race. If you include the victory in 2003 recorded by the Bentley Speed 8, which was equipped by Audi Sport developed TSFI engine, then Audi Technology is unbeaten at Le Mans since 2000. The Le Mans project began in 1997 when Audi searched for a new motorsport discipline after the superior quattro drive was banned from touring car racing. Audi claimed a podium finish in 1999 when the first Le Mans prototype made its debut. At that time two open-topped Audi R8R fielded by Audi Sport Team Joest started the race. Two Audi R8C Coupés developed by Audi subsidiary RTN in Great Britain and entered by Audi Sport UK also started but, however, failed to make the finish.

Allan McNish, Dindo Capello and Tom Kristensen recorded the eighth Le Mans victory for Audi last year

Audi entered the

history books

after the direct injection TFSI won in 2001 and the first diesel win with TDI in 2006

The open topped R8R prevailed over the closed R8C in a direct comparison of concepts in 1999

The combined know-how from the R8R and R8C poured into the revolutionary Audi R8, which dominated the sports car scene between 2000 and 2005 and won 63 times in 80 races. Audi remained unbeaten with the R8 at Le Mans between 2000 and 2002. Audi Sport Team Joest won three times in succession, as a result the Le Mans trophy finally found a permanent home in Ingolstadt. Audi was represented by customer teams in Le Mans between 2003 and 2005. Importer teams from Japan and the USA gave the R8 two further victories.

The much acclaimed Audi R10 TDI debuted in 2006. Audi wrote motorsport history following the first race of the powerful 650 hp plus diesel sports car. It was the first victory of a diesel powered race car in the endurance race since its inception in 1923. Audi Sport Team Joest repeated the victory in 2007 and 2008 and therefore achieved a hattrick as it did between 2000 and 2002. In 2009 the Audi R15 TDI celebrates its Le Mans debut. The new diesel sports car won its premiere race the Sebring 12 Hour race (USA) in March.

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Audi Le Mans history

10 starts, 8 victories
Ten years ago – during the 1999 season – Audi started for the first time at Le Mans. Rarely before was an automobile manufacturer so successful in this race. Eight overall victories in ten starts are more than an impressive record, at the end of every one of the ten races an Audi driver stood on the podium. The most successful Audi driver and Le Mans competitor is Tom Kristensen with eight wins.

2000
1. 2. 3. #8 #9 #7

Audi R8 (Audi Sport Team Joest)
Frank Biela/Tom Kristensen/Emanuele Pirro Laurent Aiello/Allan McNish/Stéphane Ortelli Christian Abt/Michele Alboreto/Dindo Capello 368 laps 367 laps 365 laps

2001
1. #1 #2 2.

Audi R8 (Audi Sport Team Joest)
Frank Biela/Tom Kristensen/Emanuele Pirro Laurent Aiello/Dindo Capello/Christian Pescatori 321 laps 320 laps

1999
3. #8 4. #7

Audi R8 (Champion Racing)
– 360 laps 46 laps #3 Johnny Herbert/Ralf Kelleners/Didier Theys 81 laps

Audi R8R (Audi Sport Team Joest)
Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro/Didier Theys Laurent Aiello/Michele Alboreto/Dindo Capello

Audi R8 (Johansson Motorsport)
– #4 Tom Coronel/Stefan Johansson/Patrick Lemarié 35 laps

Audi R8C (Audi Sport Team UK)
– #10 – #9 Perry McCarthy/Andy Wallace/James Weaver Christian Abt/Stefan Johansson/Stéphane Ortelli 199 laps 55 laps

2002
1. 2. 3. #1 #2 #3

Audi R8 (Audi Sport Team Joest)
Frank Biela/Tom Kristensen/Emanuele Pirro Dindo Capello/Johnny Herbert/Christian Pescatori Michael Krumm/Philipp Peter/Marco Werner 375 laps 374 laps 372 laps

Audi R8 (Audi Sport Japan Team Goh)
7. #5 Seiji Ara/Yannick Dalmas/Hiroki Katoh 358 laps

2003
3. #6 4. #5

Audi R8 (Team ADT Champion Racing)
Stefan Johansson/JJ Lehto/Emanuele Pirro 372 laps

2006
1. 3. 370 laps #8 #7

Audi R10 TDI (Audi Sport Team Joest)
Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro/Marco Werner Dindo Capello/Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish 380 laps 367 laps

Audi R8 (Audi Sport Japan Team Goh)
Seiji Ara/Jan Magnussen/Marco Werner

Audi R8 (Audi Sport UK)
– #10 Frank Biela/Perry McCarthy/Mika Salo 18 laps

2007
1. – – #1 #2 #3

Audi R10 TDI (Audi Sport Team Joest)
Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro/Marco Werner Dindo Capello/Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish Lucas Luhr/Alexandre Prémat/Mike Rockenfeller 369 laps 262 laps 23 laps

2004
1. #5 2. 5.

Audi R8 (Audi Sport Japan Team Goh)
Seiji Ara/Dindo Capello/Tom Kristensen 379 laps

Audi R8 (Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx)
#88 Jamie Davies/Johnny Herbert/Guy Smith #8 Frank Biela/Pierre Kaffer/Allan McNish 379 laps 350 laps

2008
1. #2 #3 #1 4. 6.

Audi R10 TDI (Audi Sport Team Joest)
Dindo Capello/Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish Lucas Luhr/Alexandre Prémat/Mike Rockenfeller Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro/Marco Werner 381 laps 374 laps 367 laps

Audi R8 (Team ADT Champion Racing)
3. #2 JJ Lehto/Marco Werner/Emanuele Pirro 368 laps

2005
1. 3. #3 #2

Audi R8 (Team ADT Champion Racing)
Tom Kristensen/JJ Lehto/Marco Werner Frank Biela/Allan McNish/Emanuele Pirro 370 laps 364 laps

Audi R8 (Audi PlayStation Team ORECA)
4. #4 Jean-Marc Gounon/Franck Montagny/Stéphane Ortelli 362 laps

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Le Mans history: list of winners

Every winner of the Le Mans 24 Hour race
Year Car Drivers
1923 Chenard & Walcker Lagache/Léonard 1924 Bentley 1925 La Lorraine 1926 La Lorraine 1927 Bentley 1928 Bentley 1929 Bentley 1930 Bentley 1931 Alfa Romeo 1932 Alfa Romeo 1933 Alfa Romeo 1934 Alfa Romeo 1935 Lagonda 1937 Bugatti 1938 Delahaye 1939 Bugatti 1949 Ferrari Duff/Clément De Courcelles/Rossignol Bloch/Rossignol Dr. Benjafield/Davis Barnato/Rubin Barnato/Birkin Barnato/Kidston Lord Howe/Birkin Sommer/Chinetti Nuvolari/Sommer Chinetti/Etancelin Hindmarsh/Fontes Wimille/Benoist Chaboud/Trémoulet Wimille/Veyron Lord Selsdon/Chinetti

Distance Average (km) (kph)
2,209.536 92.064 2,077.340 86.555 2,233.982 93.082 2,552.414 106.350 2,369.807 98.740 2,669.272 111.219 2,843.830 118.492 2,930.663 122.111 3,017.654 125.735 2,954.038 123.084 3,144.038 131.001 2,886.938 120.289 3,006.797 125.283 3,287.938 136.997 3,180.940 132.539 3,354.760 139.781 3,178.299 132.420

Year Car Drivers
1950 Talbot 1951 Jaguar 1952 Mercedes 1953 Jaguar 1954 Ferrari 1955 Jaguar 1956 Jaguar 1957 Jaguar 1958 Ferrari 1959 Aston Martin 1960 Ferrari 1961 Ferrari 1962 Ferrari 1963 Ferrari 1964 Ferrari 1965 Ferrari 1966 Ford Rosier/Rosier Walker/Whitehead Lang/Riess Rolt/Hamilton Gonzalès/Trintignant Hawthorn/Bueb Flockhart/Sanderson Flockhart/Bueb P. Hill/Gendebien Salvadori/Shelby Frère/Gendebien Gendebien/P. Hill Gendebien/P. Hill Scarfiotti/Bandini Guichet/Vaccarella Gregory/Rindt Amon/McLaren

Distance Average (km) (kph)
3,465.120 144.380 3,611.193 150.466 3,733.800 155.575 4,088.064 170.336 4,061.150 169.215 4,135.380 172.308 4,034.929 168.122 4,397.108 183.217 4,101.926 170.914 4,347.900 181.163 4,217.527 175.730 4,476.580 186.527 4,451.255 185.469 4,561.710 190.071 4,695.310 195.638 4,677.110 194.880 4,843.090 201.795

Year Car Drivers
1967 Ford 1968 Ford 1969 Ford 1970 Porsche 1971 Porsche 1972 Matra 1973 Matra 1974 Matra 1975 Mirage-Ford 1976 Porsche 1977 Porsche 1978 Renault 1979 Porsche 1980 Rondeau-Ford 1981 Porsche 1982 Porsche 1983 Porsche 1984 Porsche 1985 Porsche 1986 Porsche 1987 Porsche 1988 Jaguar Gurney/Foyt Rodriguez/Bianchi Ickx/Oliver Attwood/Herrmann Marko/Van Lennep Pescarolo/G. Hill Pescarolo/Larrousse Pescarolo/Larrousse Ickx/Bell Ickx/Van Lennep Barth/Haywood/Ickx Pironi/Jaussaud

Distance Average (km) (kph)
5,232.900 218.038 4,452.880 185.536 4,998.000 208.250 4,607.810 191.992 5,335.313 222.304 4,691.343 195.472 4,853.945 202.247 4,606.571 191.940 4,595.577 191.482 4,769.923 198.746 4,671.630 194.651 5,044.530 210.188

Year Car Drivers
1990 Jaguar 1991 Mazda 1992 Peugeot 1993 Peugeot 1994 Porsche 1995 McLaren 1996 Porsche 1997 Porsche 1998 Porsche 1999 BMW 2000 Audi R8 2001 Audi R8 2002 Audi R8 2003 Bentley 2004 Audi R8 2005 Audi R8 Brundle/Nielsen/Cobb Weidler/Herbert/Gachot Warwick/Dalmas/Blundell Brabham/Bouchut/Hélary Dalmas/Haywood/Baldi Dalmas/Lehto/Sekiya Reuter/Jones/Wurz

Distance Average (km) (kph)
4,882.400 204.036 4,922.810 205.333 4,787.200 199.340 5,100.000 213.358 4,685.701 195.238 4,055.800 168.992 4,814.400 200.600

Alboreto/Johansson/Kristensen 4,909.600 204.186 Aiello/Ortelli/McNish Winkelhock/Martini/Dalmas Biela/Kristensen/Pirro Biela/Kristensen/Pirro Biela/Kristensen/Pirro Capello/Kristensen/Smith Ara/Capello/Kristensen Kristensen/Lehto/Werner 4,783.781 199.324 4,982.974 207.624 5,007.998 208.660 4,367.200 180.949 5,118.750 213.068 5,145.571 214.399 5,169.970 215.148 5,050.500 210.216 5,187.000 215.409 5,029.101 209.152 5,192.649 216.300

Ludwig/Whittington/Whittington 4,173.930 173.913 Rondeau/Jaussaud Ickx/Bell Ickx/Bell Holbert/Haywood/Schuppan Pescarolo/Ludwig Ludwig/Barilla/„John Winter“ Stuck/Bell/Holbert Stuck/Bell/Holbert Lammers/Dumfries/Wallace 4,608.020 192.000 4,825.348 201.056 4,899.086 204.128 5,047.934 210.330 4,900.276 204.178 5,088.507 212.021 4,972.731 207.197 4,791.777 199.657 5,332.790 221.665 5,262.115 219.990

2006 Audi R10 TDI  Biela/Pirro/Werner 2007 Audi R10 TDI  Biela/Pirro/Werner 2008 Audi R10 TDI Capello/Kristensen/McNish

1989 Sauber-Mercedes Mass/Dickens/Reuter

eight times since the start of
its involvement ten years ago

Audi has won the Le Mans 24 Hour race

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Audi Communications Motorsport

The Audi Media Service
The Audi Communications Motorsport team provides journalists and photographers attending the Le Mans 24 Hour race a comprehensive Media Service. Media database Photographs and all the information concerning the AUDI AG motorsport program can be found in our media database at www.audi-motorsport.info (accreditation required). You can also register to be included in our media distribution list via the database. Audi dispatches media info exclusively by email. Media Information Every press release about Le Mans is available in the German, English and French languages and can be collected from the local Media Center. SMS service Results, current positions and the latest information can also be received by SMS/text message. Subscribe to this service free-of-charge via www.audi-motorsport.info Photographs and sound bites The latest photographs and archive material are also available to download from the media database. The photographs are copyright-free for press purposes. In addition, sound bites of the Audi drivers and key personnel are also available to download. They are stored in radio quality in mp3-format. TV footage TV footage offered in Beta SP and Digi Beta (PAL and NTSC)

The Audi Press Conference traditionally begins on Friday at 14:00

format for television channels can be ordered via the Media Database. Audi Team & Media Hospitality In Le Mans Audi Communications Motorsport is located in the Audi Team & Media Hospitality area in the paddock. Audi Communications Motorsport employees manning the counter will happily provide you with information, arrange interviews with the Audi factory drivers and key Audi Sport personnel. Please understand that the Audi Team & Media Hospitality capacity is limited and permanent access to the catering area during the weekend is only possible with special accreditation. Meet the Team On Wednesday and Thursday the Audi drivers and key personnel from both Audi Sport and Audi Sport Team Joest will be available for interviews between 14:00 and 15:00 in the Audi Team & Media Hospitality. All media representatives have free access to the hospitality in this time. Audi Press Conference The Audi Press Conference is held on Friday from 14:00 in the “Audi Racing Arena” in the Parc du Raccordement.
The Audi Team & Media Hospitality is the central hub for the media in the paddock

The media database contains more than

23,300 files – ranging

from photos via texts and results to audio files in radio quality format

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Audi Communications Motorsport

Jürgen Pippig

Stefanie Albrecht

Eva-Maria Veith

Iris Guttenberger

Birgid Fuchs

Martyn Pass

Thomas Voigt

Mark Schneider

Alexander von Wegner

Your contacts
The Audi Communications Motorsport team is your first point of contact if you have any questions about the AUDI AG motorsport program. Head of Communications Motorsport is Jürgen Pippig. EvaMaria Veith coordinates the sports car projects with the R8 LMS and the R15 TDI, Iris Guttenberger the DTM activities.

Address AUDI AG Communications Motorsport D-85045 Ingolstadt Phone +49 841  8934200 Fax +49 841  8938617 E-mail motorsport-media@audi.de

AUDI AG Communications Motorsport D-85045 Ingolstadt Phone +49 841 8934200 Fax +49 841 8938617 E-mail motorsport-media@audi.de

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