Audi wins again, Toyota securing 3rd position
|   Monday, June 23, 2014
Le Mans 24 hour is amongst the most grueling races, and to win it is a big feat. This time, Audi has managed to do so, and not only that but they have managed to secure second position as well with 3rd position going to Toyota. This is even more amazing considering Audi's performance last time around.

Team of Andre Lotterer, Marcel Fassler and all important Benoit Treluyer secured first position in Audi #2. Second position also went to an Audi team of Tom Kristensen, Lucas Di Grassi and Marc Gene in #1.
Third position went to Toyota #8 driven by team of Nicolas Lappierre, Sebastian Beumi and Anthony Davidson.
Earlier in practice Audi #1 was met with a drastic accident, which wrecked the car. Their team mate Loic Duval had to be hospitalized, such was intensity of this accident. So it was a major recovery both for Audi as well as team mates of Loic Duval who went on to secures 2nd position.

This was a third win in four years for Audi #2, and it would have been four in four if they had done well last year. Still, this win was especially significant because of all difficulties that riddled both Audi and their drivers, both technologically as well as pressure-wise.

It did not start out all bright and sunny for Audi, as it started drizzling in the beginning and most of it was dominated by Toyota. Third position securing Toyota #8 knocked out a team of Audi just after one and a half hour of this race. Still, Audi went on to secure a historic win.
Sam Bird driving a Ferrari also went out from same team after crashing. Lapierre in Toyota #8 had suffered from severe damages to the car as well, and had to go to pit to get it repaired. Their coming back to this race was a formality only as they were already 8 laps down by them.

This is 13th time Audi has won this race, but they seem to be on a roll here and do not want to end anytime soon. Each and every win is special for them and they take pride in their performance in grueling Le Mans 24 hour this year as well as all the other years they have lost. Still, if they were allowed to choose between winning and losing years, they would always choose the winning ones.

This race has seen many ups and downs as leadership changed hands many times in its course. However, what matters the most is who finishes first, and it was Audi's team #2 with Benoit Terluyer that did it. It is obvious that he would be driving for Audi in future as well.

Lotterer was so happy with their lead on the other Audi team that he handed over steering wheel to Benoit. Toyota #8 made an amazing recovery to secure third positions as other leaders went to the pit and never came back. It was pretty exciting!
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