Audi R18 hybrid crashes big at LeMans testing

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  1. voltron

    voltron Administrator and Defender of the Universe Staff Member

    The Audi R18 is Audi's new electric hybrid racecar and it crashed bigtime. Watch the video below, there's nothing left. Driver is OK but injured and out of the race.



    LE MANS 24 HOURS - OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

    Following the accident occurred during the free practice session, here is the official press release of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest.

    At 17h05, today Wednesday 11 June, the No.1 Audi left the track at very high speed at the Porsche Curves, at Marshals Post No.131. The incident occurred during the free practice session for the 82nd edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    Conscious, the driver was taken into the care of the ACO's Medical Services, extracted from the car to an ambulance and then immediately transported to the Le Mans's Centre Hospitalier where he will undergo further examination.

    His condition is encouraging.

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