03-21-2011, 12:22 AM #1
Audi blames accident and others issues at Sebring 12 hours for 4th and 5th place finish
Audi believed it would win the Sebring 12 hours but things did not exactly go that way. Early in the race, the #1 car suffered two punctures in quick succession. The second car suffered a collision which ended its chances at taking the win (video below). Team racing Boss Dr Wolfgang Ullrich stated, "Today we had the performance to get on the highest spot of the podium. But unfortunately we had problems with both cars we could not really influence. The team afterwards simply tried to make the best of it."
He further stated, "After the problems, which were not our fault, both cars recorded consistently good lap times. The R15 TDI would have certainly deserved a better conclusion. And that today would have been possible. Now we have to look forward."
He has a valid point, as it seems Audi is blaming Marc Gene in the 908 Peugeot for the accident which took out the second Audi. Audi Driver Dindo Capello blamed Gene as well, "The incident with Gene destroyed the race for the #2 Audi and affected me mentally in my last stint. The car was capable of going faster, Tom and Allan showed that."
Video of wreck:
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