The championship leaders from Audi continued their array of lectern finishes in September. Fässler/Lotterer/Tréluyer have mounted a lectern during each competition given Apr 2015, and took dual competition wins during a commencement of a season. No other LMP1 motorist patrol has taken 5 uninterrupted lectern finishes. Most recently, start series ‘7’ clinched second place in Austin forward of a sister automobile driven by Lucas di Grassi/Loïc Duval/Oliver Jarvis (BR/F/GB). “Our World Champions from 2012 are a primary instance for consistently glorious performances,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “Even if we are not always during a pointy finish or, like final time during Austin, when we mislaid profitable use time, Marcel, André and Ben don’t get fazed. At Fuji we aim to quarrel again for a limit volume of points possible, so that we stay during a tip of a standings.” The trio’s advantage is now 10 points, 78 points are still to be awarded before a deteriorate ends.
The lane during a feet of Japan’s top towering is quite challenging. The Fuji Speedway is a usually lane on that a Audi has not won during a initial 3 years of a FIA WEC. The nearby one and a half kilometer start-finish true sees speeds of some-more than 300 km/h. An intensely delayed initial dilemma follows. Corners 2 to 4 are really fast, and are followed by a delayed chicane. “As a result, a competition automobile set-up requires a good change between low drag and aerodynamic downforce,” says Chris Reinke, Head of LMP during Audi Sport. “After finishing fifth and sixth final year, we aim to do significantly improved during Fuji this time. We’re on a right lane with the developments.”