It was a busy weekend for the four-ring brand's factory drivers. While Benoît Tréluyer was in the cockpit of the prototype that he drove to third place at Le Mans this year, André Lotterer, his team-mate and old friend, and Oliver Jarvis, who usually drives the sister car, were also in attendance to sign autographs.
Meanwhile, Marcel Fässler, the third member of the trio, was at Norisring for a round of the DTM, the German touring car championship. The Swiss driver swapped the R18 e-tron quattro, on display in the paddock at the German circuit, for a weekend's racing in an Audi RS 5.
While the three-times Le Mans winners were out and about in their cars, Leena Gade, the engineer to whom they owe their success, could be seen last weekend at the National Women in Engineering Day at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London.
The next round of the FIA World Endurance Championship is scheduled for 30 August at Nürburgring but it doesn’t look like the provisional leaders of the rankings are taking things easy during their summer break!
Text Cécile Bonardel / ACO Translated from French by Clair Pickworth
PHOTO : LE MANS (SARTHE, FRANCE), PLACE SAINT NICOLAS, 24 HOURS OF LE MANS, MONDAY 8 JUNE 2015. The three 2014 winners from Audi at the unveiling of the plaque bearing their handprints during 2015 race week.