Electric! Audi Targeting Sebring Return in 2013
BRASELTON, Ga. - Audi Sport is targeting an 11th win at Sebring International Raceway in March with plans to enter its R18 e-tron quattro hybrid prototype for the 61st running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh from Florida. The race marks the opening round of the 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
An electric-powered race car has never graced the grid at Sebring, and it’s appropriate that Audi is the first manufacturer to do so. The German marque pioneered direct fuel injection with its R8 TFSI prototype project more than 10 years ago. Audi also became the first manufacturer to win a major auto race using diesel power when its R10 TDI took a maiden victory at Sebring in 2006.
The R18 e-tron quattro would be the seventh Audi race car to compete at Sebring. It’s R18 – a conventional diesel prototype – won last year’s race with Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish driving.
The 61st running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh from Florida is set for Saturday, March 16. Information on tickets and accommodations are available at sebringraceway.com.