Image Gallery – 2016 Le Mans – Audi
- Audi on podium for 18th time in Le Mans 24 Hours
- Both Audi R18 finish in spite of issues
- Valuable World Championship points for both Audi squads
In a dramatic race that was only decided on the last lap the Audi drivers claimed third place for Audi at the last moment with the other car coming into position four. The Audi cars had several issues throughout the race. Audi R18 lost its chance for victory as early as in the second hour when Lotterer, while leading the race, had to pit for a change of the turbocharger. The #8 Audi R18 kept pace with the front runners until a defective brake disc caused the deficit to increase to twelve laps four hours before the end of the race.
Consequently, Audi still achieved its aim in bringing both new cars home and to score valuable points for the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) that will continue with the 6-hour race at the Nürburgring in Germany on July 24.