TG meets the mighty Audi R18 e-tron
Up close in testing with this year’s Le Mans pretender
Posted: 11 Jun 2014
Ah yes, traffic. It would be relatively simple to be consistent and fuel efficient if no one else was on the circuit. But having to deal with a flood of slower cars on the circuit is an absolute killer for efficiency, and has forced a change in driving style.
“This year when you see a car 100 metres ahead, your brain has to quickly analyse whether it’s better to stay flat on the throttle and use fuel to pass them,” says Oliver. “Or, you take the opportunity to lift off, save some fuel, coast into the corner and get them on the exit and use the rest of your energy for the later in the lap. We now have to make those quick calculations every corner, every lap.”