Admitting they didn't have the fastest car in the field, Audi
drivers Dindo Capello and Allan McNish relied on the fuel economy
of their diesel-powered R10 to win the season-ending American Le Mans
race at Laguna Seca over the weekend. The team moved into the lead when early front-runners had to pit. After recovering from stop-and-go penalty for causing an accident, the team pitted with a third of the race remaining, hoping the engine's fuel economy would go the distance. The Audi regained the lead when the rest of the field had to pit for the last time and ended up racing for 90 minutes on one tank of diesel
fuel. Audi has won every race this season.