Audi second in turbulent race in Mexico

“This comeback was a strong performance by André, Marcel and the entire team,” said Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “That we were in contention for victory up until the last hour of the race proves how strong we basically were in Mexico, which makes it all the more regrettable that these technical issues deprived us of our chances for victory.” Car number 8 ultimately crossed the finish line in position 27 following a repair of the hydraulic system. While di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis received no points for this in the drivers’ classification, they secured ten points for Audi in the manufacturers’ classification in addition to the 18 scored by their teammates. 

The next race is coming up in two weeks’ time. Audi will contest round six of the FIA WEC at Austin. On the race track in Texas, the brand with the four rings has celebrated two victories since 2013.

Race results

1 Bernhard/Hartley/Webber (Porsche) 230 laps

2 Fässler/Lotterer (Audi R18) +1m 01.442s

3 Conway/Kobayashi/Sarrazin (Toyota) +1m 09.709s

4 Dumas/Jani/Lieb (Porsche) +1m 30.004s

5 Imperatori/Kraihamer/Tuscher (Rebellion) –12 laps

6 Albuquerque/Gonzalez/Senna (Ligier-Nissan) –20 laps

7 Lapierre/Menezes/Richelmi (Alpine-Nissan) –20 laps

8 Cumming/Dalziel/Derani (Ligier-Nissan) –23 laps

9 Kane/Leventis/Williamson (Gibson-Nissan) –23 laps

10 Diaz/Gonzalez/Junqueira (Gibson-Nissan) –23 laps