WEC Fuji: Audi Sport quotes

Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): “We had a best gait during a commencement and during a finish of a race. Unfortunately, median by a race, in a transition theatre between a soppy and dry track, we weren’t as quick as a competition. By switching to dry tires early, we took a risk with automobile series ‘7’ that didn’t compensate off. But we could see that we done a vital step in terms of performance. Now, we’re going to try to modify a opening capability of a automobile into a ideal outcome in a subsequent foe during Shanghai.”

Chris Reinke (Head of LMP during Audi Sport): “In qualifying, we clearly reduced a opening and reliable a good form in soppy conditions in a race. Marcel Fässler even managed to lift transparent of a margin in a beginning. In annoy of a fogged windshield Oliver Jarvis did a really good pursuit of gripping gait as well. A opposition was really advantageous during a counsel duration with their array stop. We responded by creation a unsure tire choice that didn’t compensate off. That’s when we mislaid a possibility of battling for victory.”

Ralf Jüttner (Team Director Audi Sport Team Joest): “The foe started well.When a lane was still soppy wewere among a fastest cars, yet in dry conditions a rivals were stronger. The tables truly incited when a series ‘18’ Porsche was a usually tip automobile to array during a counsel duration and gained a vital advantage in a process. In response, we done a unsure preference to give André slicks – in retrospect, this valid to be a wrong choice. The drivers of automobile series ‘8’ were struggling with formidable visible conditions and still did a good pursuit of gripping pace. Our refueling stops this weekend were really good and we achieved by distant a quickest tire changes on both cars – we’re unapproachable of this.”

Marcel Fässler (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #7): “The automobile was really good to expostulate in a sleet and we was means to build an advantage. That was a good feeling. However, it was tough to keep a tire opening during unchanging levels opposite a distance. Further into a race, we were lacking happening to some extent, yet fundamentally we’re in a position of putting Porsche underneath vigour during a moment. We continue to have good chances of clinching a title.”

André Lotterer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #7): “The commencement of a foe was good given Marcel was simply strong. Then things became a bit difficult. When we saw that a rivals were faster, we had to opposite that, so we took a risk of regulating slicks on a drying track, yet a timing was too early. But, basically, a growth is headed in a right instruction and I’m looking brazen to a subsequent races. We scored profitable points today.”

Benoît Tréluyer (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #7): “We held adult with Porsche in terms of path times. This shows that a group did a really good job. Unfortunately, a tire plan didn’t vessel out. This can occur now and then. Audi managed a fastest foe lap, that shows that a R18 e-tron quattro is good to expostulate even in formidable conditions. It’s critical that we continue to have good chances in a Championship. We’re usually one indicate brief of a tip of a standings.”

Lucas di Grassi (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #8): “We had a good gait and were in row for a lectern position. We’ve particularly softened given a foe during Austin. For us in series ‘8’ it’s not adequate nonetheless to conflict for victory. But that has to sojourn a goal.”

Loïc Duval (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #8): “Fuji was not an easy race. Even yet we were struggling with bad visibility, we were consistently fast. A lectern outcome was within reach. We done a step forwards with a Audi R18 e-tron quattro, as a fastest foe path showed as well. That creates me optimistic.”

Oliver Jarvis (Audi R18 e-tron quattro #8): “The foe was truly challenging. Struggling with a fogged windshield in sleet was strenuous. It was simply about removing by a race. we wasn’t totally happy with a change of a car. The fastest foe path by Loïc is a approach of observant appreciate we to a whole patrol and showed that automobile series ‘8’ is in contention.”