Le Mans » Audi wins as Le Mans goes to the wire

Peugeot do their best, but the lone Audi R18 to make it to the finish of the Le Mans 24 Hours does so on top of the pile

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jimmy - Unregistered

June 12, 2011 2:33 PM

What a race, what a drama! A lone Audi outlasts Peugeots. This is really the ultimate motorsport event. Congratulations to every finishers - and winners especially!

nosense - Unregistered

June 12, 2011 2:59 PM

13 secs was the gap between Audi and Pug at the finish line...after 24h of Sprint Racing!!!

Congrats to this two competitors for such a great party.

I have to say we miss some names in the top category of endurance: Mercedes, BMW and Ferrari don't have Diesel expertise???


Nanbawan - Unregistered

June 12, 2011 3:24 PM

Congrats to Audi, congrats to Peugeot too. In the end, only minute details - the rain just came on the podium - decided the winner.

But top class driving from remaining Audi and the lead Peugeot drivers.

And of course, congrats to all who finished.

Sasha - Unregistered

June 12, 2011 3:39 PM

Ferrari will declare itself bankrupt before they would consider racing a Diesel. Maybe Lamborghini can build something. They know how to build a strong tractor engine. What is BMW doing at the moment anyway but some GT racing? No F1, no DTM as far as I know....

bojan - Unregistered

June 12, 2011 3:44 PM

A great race to be sure, but somewhat spoilt by Peugeot's blocking tactics in the latter stages. I started out neutral, but after that I was really pleased to see Audi win.

Fenman - Unregistered

June 12, 2011 3:57 PM

Brilliant race, well done to Eurosport, this and the Monte Carlo Rally, both had brilliant coverage. Very relieved to see that McNish and Rockenfeller are unhurt after such horrible crashes. How nice not to have the Hamilton type sulks from any of the drivers. Real motor racing, real overtaking. Then I wonder why I prefer sportscar racing to GP - NOT

carminetriumph - Unregistered

June 12, 2011 4:03 PM

Well deserved win fot the Audi team they done it for the No 1 and no 3 cars, hope Allan Ncnish and Mike Rockenfeller are back in the seat very soon, what very very lucky guy's and thank God no one else was injured. As for Peugeot's well they say cheats never prosper mmmmmm blue flags didn't see them mmmmmmm what a discrace, Davidson get out of that team before it harms your reputation!.


June 12, 2011 5:22 PM

nosense. there have been closer finishes than that. the gt40s tried to stage a dead heat, but the win was awarded to the car that started further back, on the basis that it had travelled further.
anyway a good race, but the lmp1s have been accused of being too agressive in their passes. mcnishs was plain idiotic, but i didnt see rocky's. just glad that no-one was hurt. something will have to be done about the speed differential. maybe back to gt cars only?

@ richard.

If you think that McNish was at fault and his pass idiotic then you weren't there.
Next time someone turns into the BACK of YOUR car when you are both going flat out, are you going to say it was your fault? I think not.
And on a different tack, watch the emotion in Wolfgang Ullrich's face when he finally sees Alan step out of the car. Dr. Ullrich creates machines that are winners: Ullrich the man is very very human.

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