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2012 Le Mans 24 Hours  – Race Facts by the Hour

2012 Le Mans 24 Hours – Race Facts by the Hour

June 16, 2012 - Courtesy of AUDI SPORT
24h Le Mans – Race Facts (Hour 24)

  • Audi writes Le Mans history
  • First victory of a hybrid car for the Audi R18 e-tron quattro

The final stages of the Le Mans 24 Hours finished without any further dramas for Audi Sport Team Joest.

During the last hour the four Audi R18 prototypes formed up for a photo finish in order of the overall positions. And at 3 PM a new chapter in the history of motorsport was made: The Audi R18 e-tron quattro is the first hybrid car that has won the Le Mans 24 Hours.

It was the 11th victory for Audi at Le Mans. For a fourth time Audi clinched a 1-2-3 victory. Marcel Fässler (CH), André Lotterer (D) and Benoît Tréluyer (F) repeatd their victory from last year with the #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro.


Positions after 24 hours

1 Audi #1
2 Audi #2 -1L
3 Audi #4 -3L
4 Lola-Toyota #12 -11L
5 Audi #3 -12L
6 HPD-Honda #22 -21L
7 HPD-Honda #44 -24L
8 Oreca-Nissan #46 -25L
9 Oreca-Nissan #49 -26L
10 Oreca-Nissan #26 -28L


Time : Fact

14:04 : #3 pit stop form P5, diesel, tires, Gené out, Duval in

14:23 : #4 pit stop from P3, diesel

14:26 : #3 pit stop form P5, diesel

14:26 : #1 pit stop from P1, diesel

14:37 : #2 pit stop from P2, diesel

14:58 : last lap

15:00 : #1 P1 +1L #2 P2 -1L #4 P3 -3L #3 P5 -12L
  1. Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1 - AUDI SPORT

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  2. Audi R18 e-tron quattro #2 - AUDI SPORT

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  3. Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1 - AUDI SPORT

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  4. Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1 - AUDI SPORT

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  5. Audi R18 e-tron quattro #2 - AUDI SPORT

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  6. Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen, and Allan McNish - AUDI SPORT

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  7. Audi at the 80th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours - AUDI SPORT

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  8. Audi at the 80th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours - AUDI SPORT

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  13. Audi at the 80th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours - AUDI SPORT

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  14. Audi at the 80th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours - AUDI SPORT

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