Audi defended both its titles in the World Endurance Championship at Fuji

Article by Anita Panait, on October 24, 2013

Audi is inching closer to claim the manufacturers’ World Championship for this year after its entries in the Japan leg of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) managed to secure respected spots – even as it was affected by adverse weather conditions, specifically heavy rains at the Fuji Speedway.

Audi Sport Team Joest’s  R18 e-tron Quattro piloted by standings leaders Loïc Duval, Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish grabbed second place overall in the race while teammates Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer, Benoît Tréluyer secured fourth place in the LMP1 category. This means that the drivers’ classification will be determined between the two Audi squads at the remaining rounds. 

The Japan round of the WEC, the sixth of eight, was battered by steady rain, prompting race control to start the race behind the safety car. But since the Fuji Speedway track was too wet, the race was interrupted just after eight laps.

The race resumed two and a half hours later behind the safety car. It was interrupted again 22 minutes later. The race then resumed two hours later, with participants starting behind the safety car, and was finally stopped after just one lap. Since the race was stopped by force majeure, the race distance was shorter and drivers were awarded half the points equating to their positions. [source: Audi]

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