On Sunday afternoon, the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance challenge wrapped up for the 78th time. Barely half the field finished the race, which broke the distance record and produced high drama. WARNING: SPOILERS!
While Americans are reinventing endurance racing in a dadaist manner, Europeans are still doing their thing at Le Mans, 86 years after the first race. And it was Audi vs. Peugeot yet again. Warning: spoilers.
A surprising revelation of endurance racing is the fact most drivers are far from being spring chickens. Here's a few examples.
In preparation for Saturday’s 12 hour race, featuring 58-year-old Hans-Joachim Stuck in the GT2 class in a Porsche, Audi has put their new cars on the track, decimating the opposing Peugeots.
Audi’s new Le Mans race car, the Audi R15 TDI, is here with 600 HP and a Star Destroyer-level of torque.
Company chairman Rupert Stadler has announced that in addition to Sebring on March 21, their new Audi R15 prototypes will also race in two more events in September and October.