Le Mans » Le Mans 24 Hours: Hours 19-21

Audis continue to hold sway in the closing stages of the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours, but the delayed #1 Peugeot is closing in on the second of them in the hands of two-time La Sarthe winner Alex Wurz. And closing fast.

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racer - Unregistered

June 13, 2010 4:25 PM

Audi did over 50.000Km during winter testing on the R15+, including two 30 hour race simulations.

That is why they were utterly bulletproof and in the end won 3-0.

Are you listening, Peugeot? That is how you win consistently for over a decade, not by being 4 seconds a lap faster than your competitors. Endurance is not about going fast, it is about getting to the end as slow as possible, but ahead of everyone else.

Nanbawan - Unregistered

June 13, 2010 8:55 PM

To be honest, the decade thing was hugely aided by the fact that there were no real opposition until Peugeot came (and 07 doesn't really count).

Still, great work from Audi. Peugeot needs some extra experience. Maybe they should have "merged" with an endurance team like Audi did with Le Mans specialists Joest and benefit from their expertise.

racer - Unregistered

June 13, 2010 9:10 PM

Yes, if Peugeot were smart they would have bought out Pescarolo. Henri alone is an encyclopedia with legs on all things Le Mans, and the rest of the teams engineers are a valuable cache of knowledge. However, they decided to start from a blank sheet and throw lots and lots and lots of money at it.

Probably, if they could turn back time, they would go back to 2005 and buy out Pescarolo, Courage or Oreca.

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