TG meets the mighty Audi R18 e-tron
Up close in testing with this year’s Le Mans pretender
Posted: 11 Jun 2014
Still, we don’t think the fans will lose faith. This year sees the renewed fight between Porsche and Audi at the top of the grid.
Now, both are members of the VW Group. What if, say, Porsche and Audi were neck and neck on the last lap? Could Dr. Ullrich get a polite phone call from VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn requesting help so Porsche could secure the dream return to Le Mans after a 16-year absence?
“I don’t think that’d ever happen,” Ulrich says. “There was a decision in the VW Group that both companies should go racing with different concepts. It doesn’t matter if we’re in the same family. The idea is that there must be some learning factor for these different concepts that’ll be of use to the road cars in the group.”