Interesting article here why the Formula One “is irrelevant” for Audi.
‘Our goal is track to road technology,’ Ullrich told CAR. ‘The best proof of technology is success in motorsport. Lightweight construction, downsized engines and greater economy – they are as relevant for the road as they are for the track.’
Ullrich is adamant that Le Mans endurance racing is a better testbed than Formula One will ever be.
‘Let me show you how – at Le Mans, one of our cars will cover 325 miles more than an F1 car will cover in an entire season, our average speed including pits stops will be 20mph higher than an F1 car and we will use 42% less fuel.
‘You cannot argue with those figures.’