Audi super fast in Spa

Two practice sessions complete, with the results looking a bit like this.

Practice 1

Pos Cl Drivers Team/Car Time
 1.  LMP1   Capello/Kristensen/McNish     Audi R18 TDI    2m03.844s
 2.  LMP1   Bernhard/Dumas/Rockenfeller   Audi R18 TDI    2m04.054s
 3.  LMP1   Lamy/Bourdais/Pagenaud        Peugeot 908     2m04.217s
 4.  LMP1   Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer     Audi R18 TDI    2m05.329s
 5. LMP1 Montagny/Sarrazin/Minassian Peugeot 908 2m05.392s

Practice 2

Pos Cl Drivers Team/Car Time
 1.  LMP1   Fassler//Treluyer/Lotterer    Audi R18 TDI           2m03.124s
 2.  LMP1   Capello/Kristensen/McNish     Audi R18 TDI           2m04.361s
 3.  LMP1   Bernhard/Dumas/Rockenfeller   Audi R18 TDI           2m04.405s
 4.  LMP1   Lamy/Bourdais/Pagenaud        Peugeot 908            2m05.472s
 5.  LMP1   Lapierre/Duval/Panis          ORECA Peugeot 908...   2m06.962s
 6.  LMP1   Gene/Wurz/Davidson            Peugeot 908            2m07.150s
 7.  LMP1   Amaral/Pla                    Quifel-ASM Zytek       2m07.543s
 8. LMP1 Montagny/Sarrazin/Minassian Peugeot 908 2m08.547s

The second practice session came to an end when Pedro Lamy smashed up the other Peugeot. Boy am I glad that he’s not sharing with Franck this weekend. Although they were faster than FKM’s car in both practices, which isn’t so great.

And now, drum roll please, Franck speaks!

“I was surprised. It’s strange because the car does not look fast. It looks fat, not like the Peugeot. It’s as if we’re racing in two different categories. The Audi looks more steady and it’s maybe because they’re using the tyres better. The problem we have today is making the parts of the car work together; getting the tyres, aero, engine all doing the right thing. Our sweet spot is very narrow.”

More tomorrow!