Audi R8 n.1 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 2001

AUDI R8 n.1

HISTORY

The Audi R8 n.1 is a prototype that participated in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2001. The German manufacturer after his first victory with the Audi R8 of the previous year, perfected the model by inserting the FSI system that allows a minor fuel consumption, allowing to postpone the pit stop.

Biella, Pirro and Kristensen won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2001 on the Audi R8 n.1. For the trio it was the second consecutive success, thanks to their attention and their regularity, not running into mistakes during the rain-conditioned race. Despite the difficulties for the twin car driven by Capello, Aiello and Pescatori, Audi obtained a double win.
In the American Le Mans Series, Biella and Pirro won the Grand Prix of Mosport, the Grand Prix of Las Vegas and the Petit Le Mans at the Road Atlanta circuit.

CHASSIS

Audi R8 2001
Carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb monocoque
Length: 4640 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1080 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Audi 3600 cc 90° V8 twin turbo, mid engine, longitudinally mounted
Power: 460 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive,.
Transmission: Ricardo six speed sequential manual Multiple disc limited slip differential
Differential: Rear differential lock
Tank Capacity: 90 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 2001 with drivers Frank Biella, Tom Kristensen, Emanuele Pirro
Race winner: Grand Prix of Mosport, Grand Prix of Las Vegas, Petit Le Mans at the Road Atlanta

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