Last weekend’s season-opening round of the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) ended with accidents for both Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars, giving the team an uphill climb ahead of them heading to Belgium for the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in two weeks.Audi R18, FIA WEC, FIA World Endurance Championship, Sports Cars
Tom Kristensen, who will be going for his record tenth Le Mans 24 hour victory this season, drove from the Le Mans city center to the famous Circuit de la Sarthe, showcasing the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro, which he will be competing in during the 2014 FIA World Endurance Championship.24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi R18, FIA World Endurance Championship, Tom Kristensen
Photos of the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro have surfaced from a private test at Sebring International Raceway.
Only a week after the World Endurance Championship finale in Bahrain, the World Championship-winning squad was back in action, putting its R18 successor through a series of endurance tests on the 3.7-mile airfield circuit in Sebring, Fla.
At first sight, the R18 does not look much different than the 2013 car. However, it faced a series of changes to suit the technical regulations for 2014, with a focus on efficiency.Audi, Audi R18, Sports Cars
Audi has taken the wraps off its new-for-2014 R18 e-tron quattro ahead of testing this week at Sebring International Raceway.
The car, which will retain the same naming as its previous FIA World Endurance Championship-winning model, turned its first laps in October and will now take to the 3.7-mile airfield circuit for a series of endurance tests.Audi R18, Sports Cars, WEC