16 Facts About Audi R15


Audi R15 TDI, commonly abbreviated to the R15, is a Le Mans Prototype racing car constructed by the German car manufacturer Audi AG.

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The Audi R15 got off to a perfect start by winning the 12 Hours of Sebring, setting a new race record in the process.

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Three Audi R15 TDIs participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 2009, under the control of Joest Racing.

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At the 2009 Le Mans, Audi R15 was unable to continue its winning streak that dated back to 2004.

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The No 3 Audi R15 ran off at Indianapolis corner in the beginning of the race but eventually finished 17th.

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Audi R15 stated that they had improved the fuel tank and cooling system as well.

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Audi R15 continue to go flat out and in the end finished ten laps ahead of the Peugeot.

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Audi R15 had now been able to achieve both the speed and reliability combination that they considered sufficient to match the Peugeot challenge for Le Mans.

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Audi R15 treated the race as a setup exercise for car configuration at Spa that would then be used for the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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However, it was apparent throughout the race that Audi R15 were unable to match the pace with the Peugeots, but were working according to a different race strategy.

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Post-Le Mans Audi R15 did not collect any more victories and lost all three remaining races to the Peugeot 908, which happened to be part of the ILMC championship.

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Audi R15 did not win the LMP1 Le Mans Series team championship nor the ILMC LMP1 championship.

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The No 1 Audi R15 finished fifth overall after two consecutive tyre punctures and rear bodywork damage in the hands of Mike Rockenfeller.

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Audi R15 TDI, driven by Tom Kristensen during the 2009 12 Hours of Sebring.

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Audi R15 TDI, driven by Timo Bernhard during the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Audi R15 TDI, driven by Rinaldo Capello during the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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