There was sadness in the air at Le Mans this weekend, which no doubt contributed to the overall ‘Le Mans Lag’ that was trending on Twitter today (drivers Allan McNish, Anthony Davidson and Karun Chandhok all noting how their body clocks were still on La Sarthe’s racing time zone). Allan Simonsen’s untimely and tragic passing […]
Here’s a little-known fact, depending of course, on your knowledge of The Internet: Sebastien Loeb started out in life as a gymnast. That’s right, before the 38-year old Frenchman found going sideways at high speed an acceptable career path, he was already a local gymnastics champion.
“This is a very special situation,” opines Dr Wolfgang Ullrich, head of Audi’s motorsport division. He has a glint in his eye and a wry smile. “It’s the three brands that have the highest level of competition, in some of the biggest markets. The expectations for the race result from all three are high.”