Audi trains development engineers for electric mobility

Technical and educational experts of AUDI AG have designed the professional course of training together with professors from the THI – tailored to the company’s requirements. Phases of classroom teaching and self‑learning will alternate over a period of three and a half months. The timetable includes modules such as “Electrical Machines and Power Electronics” or “Concepts for Electrified Vehicles and Energy Storage”. The first participants from the Powertrain Development department will complete their further training in January 2017. “We are working hard to accelerate the electrification of the Audi fleet,” stated Oliver Hoffmann, Head of Powertrain Development at AUDI AG. “That’s why we need experienced employees with the best qualifications to support this transformation.”

The Audi Academy is supporting the project as the company’s own training partner. It works continually with the individual technical departments on their employees’ training and qualifications in all key areas of the future. “The automotive industry is in a phase of transformation,” emphasized Thomas Sigi, Board of Management Member for Human Resources at AUDI AG. “With regard to strategic personnel planning, new expertise in the innovative areas of electrification, urbanization and digitization are now more important than ever before. That’s why we are increasingly prioritizing cooperation with the worlds of science and education.”

The cooperation with the THI in the field of electric mobility serves as a model. Assuming that the project runs successfully, similar programs for employees from the entire company will follow. Audi has cooperated with the THI since 2004, for example in the context of endowed professorships and dual courses of study. 

DSV athletes start skiing season with Audi

Be it the Audi A4, A5, A6 or SQ5 – there is one thing all of the models selected by the athletes have in common: They are equipped with permanent quattro four-wheel drive and, as a result, take their drivers to the destinations of their winter tour with equal safety and sportiness. The Audi A6 Avant* and the Audi A4 Avant*, each using a 3.0-liter TDI engine, are the athletes’ favorites. Slalom ace Felix Neureuther prefers an even sportier model, now driving an Audi S7 Sportback*. In total, Audi provides the association with some 100 cars.

Combination Olympic gold medalist Eric Frenzel, two-time biathlon world champion Laura Dahlmeier, multiple ski jumping world champion Severin Freund and giant slalom Olympic gold medalist Viktoria Rebensburg received exclusive insight into piloted driving on the handling course in Neuburg and the nearby autobahn A9. On the circuit in Neuburg, a piloted Audi RS 7 demonstrated safe performance at the physical limits. And in the Audi A7 piloted driving concept technology demonstrator – called “Jack” – the winter athletes experienced piloted driving life.

Next weekend, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup will start in Sölden. The pinnacle event of the alpine season will be the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships to be held in St. Moritz in February. Audi supports the competitions as presenting sponsor.

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New technologies for piloted driving – Audi participating in “Digital Motorway Test Bed”

The “Digital Motorway Test Bed” is a joint initiative between the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the Free State of Bavaria, the automotive and supply industry as well as the IT sector. On several sections of the A9 between Nuremberg East and Munich North, transmitters and sensors connect cars with their surroundings as well as with other vehicles. Audi is involved in six projects here. Three of them focus on structural measures and the remaining three on communication technologies.

“As part of the Digital Test Bed, Audi is participating in development activities to make the autobahn infrastructure even more reliable and therefore support piloted driving,” remarked Alejandro Vukotich, Head of Development for Automated Driving at AUDI AG. “Among other things, the idea is to modify the materials used for marker posts and guardrails so that they reflect radar waves better than at present – from a greater distance, and in snow and rain too. Other aims include car sensors that will in future detect the road markings more easily. Special supplementary markings at the roadside will enable test vehicles to localize themselves by camera in relation to their road marking with very high precision. The first prototypes for these projects will soon be installed.”

The “Car2Infrastructure” communication project connects the car with variable message road signs that are online. These signs alert drivers by mobile connection to speed limits, traffic jams or lane closures, for example. As a first step, Audi engineers have developed a universal interface with the display systems, which vary considerably from region to region. The information gathered is uploaded to the Audi cloud via the mobile network, then transferred from there back to the test cars. This arrangement supplies the car directly with information on new traffic situations – an indispensable part of safe piloted driving.

Thanks to the future mobile communication technology LTE-V, the data transfer modules in the cars are also directly connected to each other. This ad-hoc communication enables cars to communicate with one another even in regions without mobile coverage. Furthermore, LTE-V allows new safety functions such as black ice warnings, as well as “platooning,” where piloted driving cars form an energy-saving convoy.

In the third communication project, two sections of the A9 are being surveyed with centimeter precision and objects such as bridges, signs and road markings are being defined. These findings are fed into the HERE HD Live Map, which is being permanently supplemented and updated.

Alejandro Vukotich, Head of Development for Automated Driving at AUDI AG, welcomes the findings obtained to date: “The ‘Digital Motorway Test Bed’ gives us the opportunity to help actively define the future of driving. Hand in hand with partners, we are able to test future technologies in this real traffic environment that we ultimately want to introduce into series production at Audi. The result is that we can perfectly synchronize our vehicle development work with the infrastructure.”

A team of Audi engineers will be reporting on the latest developments from the “Digital Motorway Test Bed” to Federal Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt at a press event taking place at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure on October 18, 2016.

Audi Motorsport Newsletter 38/2016

Mapelli and Vanthoor on podium in Italy

In the finale of the Italian GT Championship season at Mugello, Marco Mapelli and Laurens Vanthoor in the Audi R8 LMS of Team Audi Sport Italia clinched third place in both races. As a result, Marco Mapelli ended the season as runner-up in the Italian Super GT3 Championship, trailing Italians Stefano Gai and Mirko Venturi. Third place in the standings went to Felipe Albuquerque, who had to skip the finale due to a WEC commitment in Japan. In the GT3 classification, Mathias Russo and Emanuele Zonzini in the Audi R8 LMS ultra ended the season in second place of the standings as well, trailing Federico Leo and Eddie Cheever.

HCB-Rutronik Racing wins two titles

In the DMV GTC season finale at Oschersleben, Fabian Plentz in the Audi R8 LMS of Audi’s customer team HCB-Rutronik Racing achieved a commanding victory in race two. As a result, Plentz secured the overall title in the DMV GTC with a 28-point advantage. His teammate Tommy Tulpe finished the season in third place of the standings. In the Dunlop 60 Championship held as part of the DMV GTC supporting program, Tommy Tulpe and Fabian Plentz in the Audi R8 LMS just barely missed a podium place in the finale, but with an advantage of 4.75 points jointly won the title.

Max Edelhoff wins rookie title

Title success for Max Edelhoff: In spite of a retirement in the season finale at Brno, the 20-year-old junior driver finished the season in the 24H International Endurance Series as Rookie Champion. Edelhoff had driven an Audi R8 LMS of Team Car Collection Motorsport.

Audi R8 LMS Cup: victories by Rahel Frey and Alessio Picariello

On the penultimate weekend of the Audi R8 LMS Cup in Taiwan, Rahel Frey celebrated a dominant victory in race one. The Swiss overtook pole sitter Alex Yoong in turn one and extended her lead to more than twelve seconds by the end of the race. Second place went to Alessio Picariello ahead of Martin Rump. Title defender Alex Yoong who contested the race with 50 kilograms of additional weight claimed fourth place following an incident of body contact. In the second race, Alessio Picariello achieved his first victory in the Audi R8 LMS Cup, beating Rahel Frey and Alex Yoong to the checkered flag by a narrow margin. As a result, Picariello will be traveling to the season finale at Shanghai (November 4–5) as the new leader of the standings with a three-point advantage over Alex Yoong. Rahel Frey is ranked in third place of the standings with a 14-point deficit.

FIA World Rallycross Championship: Ekström takes Hamburg by storm

Mattias Ekström stopped in Hamburg with his EKS rallycross team. Before round eleven of the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the Estering, Ekström visited the northern German metropolis to attend a media day, thrilling countless onlookers, but not only them. Hamburg singer and actor Lotto King Karl was invited to sit in the passenger’s seat of the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro and did a few laps together with the Swede. The stadium announcer of the Bundesliga soccer club Hamburger SV was obviously enthralled by the 560-hp rallycross super car in which Ekström secured an early World Championship title win at the Estering.

Tom Kristensen at World Final of the Audi quattro Cup

Tom Kristensen visited the finals of the world’s largest amateur tournament series in golf. From October 6–10, the best 56 teams from the 750 previous tournaments met for the World Final of the Audi quattro Cup in Spain. At the Real Club de Golf El Prat in Barcelona, the nine-time Le Mans winner greeted the golfers, as well as former professional soccer player Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidžić.

Renowned support for Audi Sport Team Rosberg

Audi Sport Team Rosberg had a special and, at the same time, familiar supporter in its ranks during the DTM finale at Hockenheim. Former Formula 1 Champion Keke Rosberg, who founded the team based in Neustadt, would not miss the opportunity to keep his fingers crossed on site for his squad headed by team boss Arno Zensen. Although Rosberg takes a back seat in running the outfit’s daily business, he occasionally stands at the command post and provides some impetus. His son, Nico, started his motorsport career in his father’s team and currently has good chances of winning the title in the Formula 1 World Championship.

Track tour with Tom Kristensen

Several journalists were treated to a tour of the track with Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen during the DTM finale at Hockenheim. The group of ten media representatives from Russia covered all the key sections of the 4.574-kilometer Hockenheim ring on scooters. During the stops in between, Kristensen kept providing detailed insight into the meticulous set-up of the DTM cars and revealed tips for the optimum driving style. The Dane himself competed for Audi in the DTM between 2004 and 2011, celebrating a total of four victories.

Apprentices create trophy for Audi Sport TT Cup

In the season finale of the Audi Sport TT Cup at the Hockenheimring, Joonas Lappalainen was crowned champion. He received an impressive trophy: with a height of 72 centimeters and a weight of 15 kilograms. Based on a detailed 3D design, Audi apprentices in Neckarsulm cut the trophy from an aluminum block using a CNC lathe.

Champion in Audi Sport TT Cup to receive promotion

Joonas Lappalainen has reason to be happy not only about the title in Audi Sport TT Cup and a big trophy. As in the inaugural season, the best young driver in the Audi one-make cup will receive support for his future motorsport career. This year, the overall winner in the Audi Sport TT Cup will be granted a development opportunity worth 150,000 euros within Audi Sport customer racing’s customer sport program, which has been expanded by including the TCR.

DTM finale at Hockenheim: Audi Sport quotes

Dieter Gass (Head of DTM at Audi Sport)

“From an external perspective, we had a fantastic season: ten victories in 18 races, plus the titles in the manufacturers’ and the teams’ standings. Still, it’s extremely painful to miss the drivers’ title today by just a very narrow margin in spite of a victory clinched by Edo (Mortara). This being the case all the more because we had a situation at Zandvoort in which Edo unjustifiably lost points. I know that at the end of a long season, there are actually no ‘ifs, ands or buts’ – but these points were mathematically on Edo’s tally and could have made the difference.”

Edoardo Mortara (Castrol EDGE Audi RS 5 DTM #48) position 3 / position 1

“My emotions are mixed. On Sunday, we won the race, plus the titles in the manufacturers’ and the teams’ classifications – that’s a great success and a wonderful thing. On the other hand, I barely missed the drivers’ title, in spite of five victories in a single season. That’s hard and it’ll take us a few days before we can be really happy about the positive things.”

Miguel Molina (Teufel Audi RS 5 DTM #17) position 1 / position 14

“On this final weekend, the positive moments outweigh the negative ones. Saturday was a perfect day in every respect that was crowned by victory. Sunday, on the other other hand, I still haven’t completely come to grips with. We didn’t make the slightest change to the car, but for some reason, I had no chance in qualifying. So, it was only about having a good strategy, which at least made me advance by a few places. Now I’m going home to recharge my batteries and maybe contest a go-kart race with friends sometime soon.”

Mike Rockenfeller (Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM #99) position 5 / position 11

“Our aim here at Hockenheim was to clinch all three titles. Now it turned out to be two, even though the icing on the cake – the drivers’ title – is lacking. I feel we should be happy anyway and celebrate a little. Personally, I arguably had the worst year in my DTM days. Now we’re going to take time to look at why that was the case, for this much is clear: in the future, I’d like to attack again on a much higher level.”

René Rast (Red Bull Audi RS 5 DTM #72) position 6 / position 17

“The weekend with Audi in the DTM was huge fun and a tremendous experience: thank you to Audi for giving me this opportunity and thank you to the Phoenix guys for the warm welcome. I worked a lot with the engineers in order to improve. Sixth place on Saturday was a nice reward for it. Then, on Sunday, I also got to know the tough side of the DTM. I felt that I’d delivered a great qualifying lap – and suddenly found myself in position 23.”

Jamie Green (Hoffmann Group Audi RS 5 DTM #53) position 8 / position 8

“This weekend, the results in qualifying were a little frustrating. On Saturday, I didn’t manage a fast lap because I was struggling with traffic. Afterwards, I actually had a strong race in spite of a difficult first lap. Sunday was similar. In qualifying, we again didn’t manage to secure a good starting base. Then, on lap one in the race, I was forced off track in turn two and initially couldn’t keep pace. In between, I was running in position 22, but thanks to a good pit stop and fast lap times managed to make up ground again. As far as the whole season is concerned, Audi showed a good performance. On the whole, I had consistently good performances, but unfortunately there were a few downward excursions as well – like in the opener at Hockenheim or most recently at Budapest.”

Adrien Tambay ( Audi RS 5 DTM #27) position 12 / retirement

“The weekend could obviously have gone better, especially the race on Sunday. I was planning to go for all-out attack in order to advance. In the beginning, things were going well and I managed to make up some positions. When I was getting ready to overtake Di Resta too, I unfortunately had contact with Auer and that meant the end of my race. The highlight of the season for me was the race weekend at Budapest – the first success together with my new team. I feel very comfortable with Team Rosberg and have great people supporting me. So as far as that’s concerned, I’m positive about the future. A lot this season was not the optimum yet and we’re going to continue to work on reaching 100 percent over the winter.”

Nico Müller (Playboy Audi RS 5 DTM #51) position 15 / position 13

“Two races without points here at Hockenheim – that’s definitely not the kind of finale I was wishing for. With best times in two free practice sessions I was actually in contention, but in qualifying kept hitting traffic. By the way, I could easily do without the DTM’s winter break – I wouldn’t mind if we continued racing next weekend.”

Timo Scheider (AUTO BILD MOTORSPORT Audi RS 5 DTM #10) position 16 / position 18

“This has been a very emotional weekend for me. It’s hard to believe that these were really my last two DTM races for Audi. In terms of racing, things could have gone better for me personally, but with the titles in the teams’ and manufacturers’ classifications, it’s been a successful weekend for Audi. I was incredibly happy about the fans’ response – in the paddock all day on Sunday and, following the cool-down lap, also when I briefly stopped in front of the main grandstand – all of those were goose bump moments. At this point, I’d like to again sincerely thank everyone who supported me in the past one-and-a half decades and accompanied my career in the DTM in good times as in bad.”

Audi Sport TT Cup: Lappalainen clinches title

Joonas Lappalainen celebrated the greatest success in his still young career with Finnish composure. Mellow Lappalainen drove to win the title. The Finn, who in 2015 claimed fourth place overall, was one of only three drivers this season to see the checkered flag in each event, mounting the podium ten times in 14 races and deciding five of them in his favor. As the overall winner, the 18-year-old will receive a promotion and support in the customer sport program of Audi Sport customer racing worth 150,000 euros.

“In Joonas Lappalainen, the 2016 Audi Sport TT Cup has a deserving champion,” says Project Leader Philipp Mondelaers. “He showed consistently strong performances throughout the season and made no mistakes. Still, it was a balanced battle through to the last race, as we had an even stronger field of drivers this year than in our inaugural season of 2015.” This is underlined by the fact that four drivers still had title chances before the season finale – even including two rookies, Nicklas Nielsen and Sheldon van der Linde.

Audi secures two of the three DTM titles

“This was the bitterest victory I can remember,” says Dieter Gass, Head of DTM at Audi Sport. “The ultimate disaster has occurred: We won the teams’ championship and the manufacturers’ championship, which is good. But in the drivers’ classification, we’re lacking fewer points than those that Edoardo Mortara unjustifiably lost at Zandvoort. This is a really bitter pill and hard to digest.”

Flashback: In race nine of the season, at Zandvoort, Edoardo Mortara was in position six, trailing his brand colleague Jamie Green, when a drive-through penalty was imposed against the Italian due to an alleged violation of the slow-zone rules. That same night, race control admitted discrepancies in the official GPS system.

“Obviously, we’re sad that exactly these points are now lacking to win the title,” says Edoardo Mortara. “But I have to live with that. My team, my race engineer, my mechanics: All of them did a fantastic job this year and I felt very comfortable in my Audi RS 5 DTM. Winning the race was all I could do today. It was my fifth victory this year and I’m very proud of it.”

Like the day before, the new DTM vice champion thrilled the spectators with an impressive comeback. In spite of a technical issue in qualifying, Mortara, in grid position six, was the fastest Audi driver. In the race, he only needed six laps to advance to the front of the field and to subsequently clinch a dominant victory.

In the process, on lap six, Mortara also overtook Marco Wittmann, his direct rival in the title race. Although the BMW driver was not able to keep pace with Mortara, Wittmann in the end only needed a fourth place to narrowly win the drivers’ classification. The final result: 206:202.

In the manufacturers’ classification, Audi, with 700 points, clearly won out, trailed by BMW (647 points) and Mercedes-Benz (471 points). After 2004 and 2014, this marks Audi’s third win of the manufacturers’ title in the DTM. Like last year, having clinched ten victories in 18 races, the Audi RS 5 DTM is once more the most successful car of the season.

The teams’ classification, for the fourth time after 2004, 2007 and 2011, went to Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline with Edoardo Mortara, Mattias Ekström and Mike Rockenfeller, who stood in for the new World Rallycross Champion Ekström in the finale at Hockenheim.

Mattias Ekström is FIA World Rallycross Champion

“This may be the best day in my motorsport career,” says Ekström. “I’ve had so many sweet moments with Audi Sport in the DTM, but this here is really, really special. We started from scratch three years ago. In October 2013, there was nothing. Only few people can imagine what my team and I have built since then. Obviously, I owe a big debt of gratitude to my employer, Audi Sport. My bosses gave me permission to compete at the Estering in order to maximize my chances of winning the title. That couldn’t be taken for granted, and I’m very, very thankful for this. I hope that by clinching the big trophy, I was able to put a smile on their faces.”

On clinching the title, Ekström proved once more that he is one of the world’s most complete race drivers. Since 2001, he has contested 177 DTM races for Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline, celebrating 22 victories and two titles (2004, 2007). This makes Ekström the most successful Audi DTM driver in history. His career has also seen the 38-year-old triumph in the Race of Champions on four occasions – once in the teams’ classification with Tom Kristensen (2005) and three times in the single classification (2006, 2007, 2009), which included beating the seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher and others. In addition, his track record includes successes in the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC), in the World Rally Championship as well as in the NASCAR and the Australian V8 Supercars series.

The World Championship title win is a very special occasion for Audi Sport as well, as besides Formula 1, the WRC, WEC and WTCC, the title in the World Rallycross Championship is only one of five FIA World Championship titles. Most recently, in 2012 and 2013, the Audi teams in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) were able to celebrate victories in the drivers’ classification. The last title of an individual Audi driver dates back 32 years. In 1984, Ekström’s compatriot Stig Blomqvist won the World Rally Championship. “Stig clinched the title with quattro drive. In the WEC, the Audi R18 e-tron quattro was successful and now I’ve been able to contribute a chapter to this success story with my Audi S1 EKS RX quattro,” says Ekström.

WEC Fuji: Audi Sport quotes

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): “A race loaded with suspense that we were leading for more than five hours is behind us. For the last service, Toyota used the strategic advantage of pitting late, chose not to change tires and gained an advantage of about 25 seconds in the process. We tried to make up for the resulting disadvantage on track again. It was thrilling to watch. Loïc recovered a lot, lacking only one and a half seconds in the end. I feel sad for the team of number 7 that had to end its race early following a technical defect.”

Stefan Dreyer (Head of LMP): “What a battle! This has been one of the most exciting races in a long time. In the end, we were short one and a half seconds. That is a little painful after we’d previously been setting the pace for five hours. The performance of the entire squad on site as well as at home remains positive – we have a great car. The technical defect of number 7 is a fly in the ointment today. I’m very sorry about that, also for our driver trio. We need to work on this issue.”

Ralf Jüttner (Team Director Audi Sport Team Joest): “It’s exasperating. We’re not winning any races at the moment. Pole position doesn’t seem to bring us any luck. Congratulations to Toyota on delivering a strong race. Our three drivers of number 8 were running superbly. Loïc Duval was a little unfortunate with traffic towards the end. As a result, we came in second, but this time, at least, we did in front of Porsche. The retirement of number 7 was a shame. Something like that shouldn’t happen.”

Lucas di Grassi (Audi R18 #8): “In this race, we drove seven stints.We get two laps less than Porsche out of one tank of fuel due to the regulations.As a result, we’ve had a strategic disadvantage all season. We’d been expecting Porsche to be our fiercest rival in the battle for victory, but today Toyota was extremely strong and overtook us with the stop towards the end. Congratulations on winning! Our second place feels good but, well, not great.”

Loïc Duval (Audi R18 #8): “This race was anything but easy.We gave our all, were running impeccably and, in the end, came only in second place after all. Technically, everything was right on the mark, but we’re limited by our strategic options.

Oliver Jarvis (Audi R18 #8): “We were at the very front right from the beginning and arguably had the quickest car in the field. To win in this tough environment, simply everything’s got to fit. Second place following such a great race doesn’t feel so strong, but we have to respect the performance delivered here by Toyota. I take my hat off! I hope the fans enjoyed the race – a 1.4-second gap was really close. We drivers love racing in this country.”

Marcel Fässler (Audi R18 #7): “Our race was very disappointing because we had an issue with our hybrid system in an early stage. As a result, we had no part in a fascinating battle. Following our own retirement, we cheered number 8 on. The weekend showed the potential of our Audi R18 even though we missed victory by a narrow margin in the end. But we remain optimistic and will continue to battle for success up until the last race.”

André Lotterer (Audi R18 #7): “What a shame that our sister car missed out on clinching victory. That was really close. All three manufacturers fought a brilliant battle. Unfortunately, we retired in an early stage and will just forget this weekend. Now we’re going to give our all in the remaining races at Shanghai and in Bahrain.”

Benoît Tréluyer (Audi R18 #7): “The start was good and I improved from fifth to third place. Unfortunately, it took a while for the front tires to warm up. I wanted to overtake the Porsche in front of me to get out of the slip stream that wasn’t helping our car, but I was a little too optimistic. Later, I unfortunately had to pit due to an issue with the hybrid system.”

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Audi second at Fuji after strong battle

Marcel Fässler/André Lotterer/Benoît Tréluyer in the sister car suffered a setback. Tréluyer was in position four when the motor generator unit (MGU) of the hybrid system on the number 7 Audi R18 failed on lap 18. In order to be able to continue driving, Audi Sport Team Joest had to remove the front drive shafts. Marcel Fässler subsequently resumed the race, while Audi consulted with the FIA WEC to clarify the situation with respect to the technical regulations. However, according to the Technical Stewards, the LMP race car no longer complied with the homologation rules. Consequently, Audi withdrew the car. “Obviously, that’s a real shame,” said Dr. Ullrich. “Because the squad demonstrated a tremendous spirit and did everything to make a central idea of endurance racing reality, which is to finish even under circumstances like these.”

Stefan Dreyer, Head of LMP of Audi Sport, said: “Lucas di Grassi, Loïc Duval and Oliver Jarvis showed a tremendous fighting spirit and were beaten by an incredibly narrow margin: a sincere thank you for this superb team performance on site, in Neuburg an der Donau and in Neckarsulm. Unfortunately, our number 7 suffered a setback once more due to a technical issue. I’m very sorry for our guys that this happened. We’re hoping to be in contention for victory again in the next race, and to be the front runners then.”

Round eight of nine this season is coming up in just three weeks’ time. On November 6, the FIA WEC will be held at Shanghai in China – Audi’s largest market.

Race results

1 Conway/Kobayashi/Sarrazin (Toyota) 244 laps

2 Di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis (Audi R18) +1.439s

3 Bernhard/Hartley/Webber (Porsche) +17.339s

4 Buemi/Davidson/Nakajima (Toyota) +53.779s

5 Dumas/Jani/Lieb (Porsche) –1 lap

6 Imperatori/Kraihamer/Tuscher (Rebellion) –15 laps

7 Brundle/Rusinov/Stevens (Oreca-Nissan) –21 laps

8 Albuquerque/Gonzalez/Senna (Ligier-Nissan) –21 laps

9 Lapierre/Menezes/Richelmi (Alpine) –21 laps

10 Gelael/Giovinazzi/van der Garde (Ligier-Nissan) –21 laps

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