The Audi Sport R18 e-tron quattro during 2013 ALMS weekend at Circuit of the Americas

The Audi Sport R18 e-tron quattro during 2013 ALMS weekend at Circuit of the Americas

It's official!  Audi Sport has discontinued it's Le Mans LMP1 program.  Rumors had been floating around for a while & were finally confirmed.  The championship winning Audi group will be moving away from their Le Mans endurance series & focusing their efforts to the electric car racing genre, Formula E.

 The Audi Sport R18 e-tron quattro during 2014 FIA WEC 6h of COTA at Circuit of the Americas

The Audi Sport R18 e-tron quattro during 2014 FIA WEC 6h of COTA at Circuit of the Americas

It will be very different not seeing the Audi R18 fight for the win.  That machine is & has been incredible since it's inception.  I remember going to the ALMS race weekend at Circuit of the Americas in 2013.  When that Audi flew by, it sounded like a space ship.  Nearly silent on it's approach with an electric whine as it passed.  It was almost like you could hear the car being sucked to the ground thanks to the massive down force provided by front & rear wings.

 The Audi Sport R18 e-tron quattro during 2015 FIA WEC 6h of COTA at Circuit of the Americas

The Audi Sport R18 e-tron quattro during 2015 FIA WEC 6h of COTA at Circuit of the Americas

You will be missed Audi Sport!  Good luck with your next venture in motorsports!

 The Audi Sport R18 e-tron quattro during 2016 FIA WEC 6h of COTA at Circuit of the Americas

The Audi Sport R18 e-tron quattro during 2016 FIA WEC 6h of COTA at Circuit of the Americas

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