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This weekend’s pole-sitting No. 7 Audi Sport Team Joest R18. Audi locked out the front row for tomorrow’s race at Circuit of the Americas. Given that everyone here is covered in sweat right now, I think the theory that the R18 is the best LMP1 car in the heat may have something to it.

Audi’s new R18 emerged as the fastest of the World Endurance Championship LMP1s, qualifying first and second for the 6 Hours of Silverstone. Both Porsche 919s ran almost a second behind the Audis, and they were visibly irked that they weren’t as fast in the moist conditions. Turbo problems on the Toyota TS050s held…

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