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Williams plays part in Le Mans success

Williams helps Audi to success in the Le Mans 24 Hours
Williams is celebrating its part in Audi's latest success in the Le Mans 24 Hours having provided the hybrid system that helped the new R18 e-tron Quattro to secure a 1-2 finish at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

Williams Hybrid Power produced the innovative electric flywheel technology that was fitted to the two cars, which dominated proceedings in the 80th running of the race and led for the majority of the 24 hours.

Eventually, defending champions Marcel Fassler, Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer emerged victorious to take the first win in the race for the hybrid powered car, with WHP managing director Ian Foley admitting his delight at the success.

'Because of Audi's pedigree at Le Mans there was pressure to get this project right, and to see our technology play a role in this historic triumph is immensely satisfying,” he said.

“Our flywheel technology started its life as a motorsport application and whilst it's since been adapted for a variety of other purposes, motorsport will always be close to our heart and is the ultimate proving ground for our technology. Hopefully we have shown that innovative hybrid systems not only help the environment, but give a race car a fundamental performance boost in terms of power injection and fuel saving.''



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Hairpin - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 10:54 AM

Well done WHP, a fantastic proving of the technology and it's robust longevity. Wishing you all the best for future applications in the commercial and domestic market place as well as motor-sport.

walrus909

June 19, 2012 1:39 PM

You have to hand it to Audi. They get bored of dominating with petrol, so they dominate with diesel. Competition cry foul, they hit them with rule changes. Meanwhile after chasing Peugeot away, they again are bored with domination with just diesel, carve out over 100 kilos of chassis weight and add it back with hybrid gear and massive front tyres. Result, continuous domination. Take that, Toyota!



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