June (Le Mans, France - Race) --
The ADT/Champion Audi R8 was running a strong
third place as of dawn on Sunday at Le Mans. Below is race facts and
photos from the first eight hours of the race...
R8 - Race Facts # 1 1600-2000
1600 Lehto starts sixth on 49-car grid in hot (82ºF),
humid (74%) and dry weather conditions
Lap 1 7, 8, 15, 5, 10, 6
1630 7, 8, 5, 10, 6 (after L9)
1647 Lehto leads (lap 14)
1651 Lehto at pit, fuel only
1748 Lehto at pit, fuel only
1807 Punctured right rear tire. Lehto at pit, fuel and
change, driver change to Johansson
said: I was driving relatively conservatively. It was difficult to
match the Bentley lap times.
1905 Johansson at pit, fuel only
1940 Johansson at pit during safety car period, fuel
R8 - Race Facts # 1
2042 Johansson at pit, fuel and tire change, driver
change to Pirro
Johansson: I lost time after the re-start
(after safety car period) as there was so much traffic. Then a car went
off at the chicane and sprayed gravel onto the track it took me over
five laps to get the tires clean again.
2137 Pirro at pit, fuel only
2234 Pirro at pit, fuel only
2333 Pirro at pit, fuel and tire change, driver change
Pirro: My first two stints were okay but the
third was a bit of a struggle - the tires were getting old and were
getting too cold when I was in traffic.