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2011 Le Mans 24 Hours

24 heures du Mans

Saturday, June 11, 2011
Round:
3
Laps:
355
Fastest Lap:
Lotterer, 3m25.289
Country:
France
Circuit:
2011 season:
Report

The 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours was one of the most exciting races at La Sarthe for many years. The winning Audi R18 of Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer crossed the line a mere 13.854 seconds ahead of the second-placed car – the Peugeot 908 of Simon Pagenaud, Sébastien Bourdais and Pedro Lamy. 

This was the closest finish since the Ford-Porsche duel of 1969, but how closely matched were Audi and Peugeot? The advantage swayed between one and the other because while the Audis were faster over a lap, the Peugeots could go one lap longer between fuel stops. 

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