Posted by : Muzaffar Sunday, March 22, 2009

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As if it was only natural for them, Audi have yet make another historical win at Sebring International Raceway. Having battled against Peugeot for much of the day and being chasing the 908 for most of the afternoon, the R15 came alive in the dark and the remarkable combination of the #2 Audi R15 drivers of Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen and Dindo Capello was just the stuff of legends. McNish drove the last stint incredibly fast and consistent and in the end the Peugeot just had the overall victory slipped out of its hand. Got to feel sorry for Peugeot, they have the fastest car and probably a solid driver line up and yet they still couldn't get that victory that they wanted so much. Oh well, with Sebring over they just have to focus on Le Mans now and get their act together.

Anyway, beside the Audi R15 winning on its debut this also marks the 9th overall victory out of 11 starts at Sebring, as well as this being Tom Kristensen's 5th overall victory at Sebring. Also even though Audi didn't set the fastest lap at Sebring (it was set by Sebastien Bourdais in the Peugeot) Audi did cover the most distance covered in the race with 1,417 miles. The #7 Peugeot of Franck Montagny, Sebastien Bourdais and Stephane Sarrazin finished 2nd and the #1 Audi of Mike Rockenfeller, Marco Werner and Lucas Luhr finished 3rd. I'm not going to write the report of the other classes nor do I want to spoil everything else so If you want to know more about the race you can always check out for the full report:


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