By now you've no doubt heard that Audi returned to the top of the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year after losing out to Peugeot in 2009. Even though the Audi R15+ was much improved this year, it still didn't have the outright speed to match the French diesels. Still, the extra speed did allow the Audis to push the Peugeots hard enough that ultimately all four 908s broke.
As the 2009 12 Hours of Sebring closes in on the halfway point, it's a battle royal between the diesels from Germany and France with the new Acuras still running close as well. Moments ago Alan McNish in the No 2 Audi R15 TDI was running wheel to wheel with Franck Montagny in the No 8 Peugeot 908. The second R15 in the hands of Mike Rockenfeller is just over 20 seconds back followed closely by the first of the new Acura ARX-02a LMP1 cars driven my Scott Dixon. The new Audis are handling the bump