It seems like in every American Le Mans Series event, records are broken and history is made. The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring was no exception, of course. Here’s a look at some of the more intriguing figures from both the American Le Mans Series and Sebring:
1: The number of diesel-powered cars to win in the American Le Mans Series and at Sebring. Audi Sport North America’s revolutionary Audi R10 TDI piloted by Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello cruised to an almost effortless four-lap victory in the 54th running of the 12 Hours despite starting from pit lane after changing the car’s heat exchanger during the formation lap.
McNish also posted the fastest qualifying time in the R10 TDI, another landmark for diesel power in the American Le Mans Series. “To get the first victory for a TDI engine after our pole position is fantastic,” said Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, Head of Audi Motorsport. “We showed what’s in our new sports car with a diesel engine. We learned a lot today and know that it is still a long way to Le Mans.”
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