8:03 PM

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.

9:27 AM

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