Le Mans, as exciting as it is, looks more and more like watching F1 in 2004 or 1998 when Ferrari and McLaren respectively dominated the rest of the field. Will Audi win next year? Would anyone bet against it?
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It’s been some time since we heard about the unique Nissan DeltaWing race car due to compete in the 24 hours Le Mans. With less than a month before the actual race, Nissan has finally revealed the final driver to complete the driving team. Scotsman Marino Franchitti (Dario’s brother) and reigning FIA GT1 champion Michael Krumm from Germany will be joined by Satoshi Motoyama. As some may have already worked out, Motoyama and Krumm are already well acquainted; they are already team mates in car #23 GT-R (GT500 class) of the Super GT, winning the overall title together in 2003. And with his championships in 2004 and 2008, Motoyama has won the Super GT three times in total, more than any other driver in the sport.
Yes, believe it or not, that’s what Audi motorsport boss Wolfgang Ullrich said regarding their lack of interest in F1. According to his statements in an interview with Car Magazine, it is Le Mans that actually more pertinent to our daily drives.
“There’s a very good reason why we are not in F1. There’s no relevance to the road” “Audi has always been engaged in motorsport that’s relevant to our customers such as rallying and touring cars, which brought quattro, FSI and TFSI to our road cars. This is why in 1999 we decided against F1. Instead we decided to take on the greatest race in the world. We went for Le Mans.”