Heres a small interview with Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich about coming to Sebring this year, running the R15 vs R18 and more.
Can you tell us why you’ve brought the R15 to Sebring and not the R18?
The main reason is because we did not have a car here last year and when I talk to our people It was clear we could not race the R18, so I pushed hard to see if it was possible to race the R15 with some modifications. I think it’s important all manufacturers in the championship start at Sebring, because it is a very important race. This is why we are where with R15. This is why it’s not the last race and it has to do more.
Is the race about collecting points or do you think you can challenge the newer cars?
It’s difficult to say. For sure we have a car that should be reliable. With all the cars on the race track, the performance is not the 100 percent indicator. I think the experience of our crew and the good basic speed should be a chance to go for victory. If we collect points, that is fine. The target is to be here, to be present, to hold up the Audi flag in Sebring, which is an important race and try to make the best out of the weekend.
What would you like to see for the future of the ILMC?
I think if we can develop from year to year we’re on a good route. Myself, I was very optimistic when I saw they decided to do this with the manufacturers. If we follow the route to grow slowly but work continuously toward improvement, I think we will be on the right road.