Audi qualify 3rd and 4th for Shanghai – Drive Safe and Fast


Published on October 31st, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Audi qualify 3rd and 4th for Shanghai

As expected, Audi will be facing a major challenge in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in China. In qualifying on the track at Shanghai, the two Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars took positions three and four.

Loïc Duval

As in round five of the season at Austin, the number ‘8’ hybrid sports car was the best Audi in qualifying. Loïc Duval and Lucas di Grassi on average of their best laps set a time of 1m 44.200s, taking third place.

Audi R18 e-tron quattro #7 (Audi Sport Team Joest), Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer, Benoît Tréluyer

The sister car, number ‘7,’ trailed them in position four with a gap of 445 thousandths of a second.

Audi R18 e-tron quattro #8 (Audi Sport Team Joest), Lucas di Grassi, Loïc Duval, Oliver Jarvis

Qualifying results

1 Bernhard/Hartley/Webber (Porsche) 1m 42.719s

2 Dumas/Jani/Lieb (Porsche) 1m 43.488s

3 Di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis (Audi R18 e-tron quattro) 1m 44.200s

4 Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro) 1m 44.645s

5 Buemi/Davidson/Nakajima (Toyota) 1m 45.776s

6 Conway/Sarrazin/Wurz (Toyota) 1m 45.962s

7 Imperatori/Kraihamer/Tuscher (Rebellion) 1m 49.418s

8 Beche/Prost (Rebellion) 1m 50.942s

9 Kaffer/Trummer (CLM-AER) 1m 52.069s

10 Bird/Canal/Rusinov (Ligier-Nissan) 1m 52.763s

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