Recap of Audi's victory at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans – Click above to watch the video after the jump

The 79th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was one of the most exciting in the history of the race, with Audi narrowly beating Peugeot by less than 14 seconds. The win made it 10 victories in 13 years for the Four Rings, and incredible record that is is only bested by Porsche.

Like in previous years, Audi's victory at Le Mans didn't come as a result of a faultless race, but because they were able to handle the hardships given to them by the grueling event. The #2 Audi, which was the fastest car during qualifying, had to hold off four Peugeots for more than half the race after both Allan McNish and Mike Rockenfeller suffered massive crashes. The three winning drivers set a blistering pace that couldn't be matched by their competitors, and it was André Lotterer who finally took the checkered flag.

If you weren't able to catch the race on television (or even if you did), you can get a great recap of Audi's victory in the video after the jump.



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      John G
      • 3 Years Ago
      The tone of Leena's voice as she says "Its rocky" would have freaked me out if I were Lotterer. The cars were a true testament to engineering after protecting their drivers from such bad crashes and the #2 car running flawlessly to the finish.
      this_guy_over_here
      • 3 Years Ago
      10:29... dat pass
      Jonathan Arena
      • 3 Years Ago
      Brilliant drive by Tréluyer. 11:14 blows my mind everytime I see it.
      rty
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love you Audi.
      Mark Stearns 
      • 3 Years Ago
      Le Mans is an epic race..... I think that it's a great test of a race team, way more exciting than any other. ....next best for me is ALMS.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mark Stearns 
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      enri Ortsa
      • 3 Years Ago
      I knew audi would brag about as much as they could.
        cypherxx666xx
        • 3 Years Ago
        @enri Ortsa
        if there is something a (sports)carmaker can be really proud of, it´s winning at Le Mans + for the 10th time + in such thrilling fashion!
        Kiiks
        • 3 Years Ago
        @enri Ortsa
        Why does any manufacturer race at Le Mans? Bragging rights.
        sparrk
        • 3 Years Ago
        @enri Ortsa
        they've earned the right to brag about it as much as they like.
        Dan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @enri Ortsa
        They should. They made the best performing La Mans car ever raced.
        Jonathan Arena
        • 3 Years Ago
        @enri Ortsa
        I knew some worthless loser would post something stupid like this.
      tinted up
      • 3 Years Ago
      How do I get a giant light bar like that behind my grille?
      ayesha.n12
      • 3 Years Ago
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      TrippulG3
      • 3 Years Ago
      I absolutely love the production value of Audi's documentaries like this. They're so dramatic...slow mo shot *angelic tones*....then DUN DUN DUN back to real-time. Haha...it's epic. You can't help but get excited just by watching and listening to it.
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