No. 7 Audi excluded from Silverstone

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

Just hours after winning the opening round of the World Endurance Championship on Sunday, the Six Hours of Silverstone, the race-winning No. 7 Audi R18 driven by Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler, was excluded following a post-race technical infraction.

According to the stewards, the LMP1 machine did not comply with Article 3.5.6a3 of the technical regulations, having been found the front skidblock to be under the minimum of 20mm.

The exclusion of the No. 7 Audi will now hand the win and the championship points to the Porsche 919 Hybrid driven by Marc Lieb, Romain Dumas and Neel Jani.

The No. 6 Toyota TS050 Hybrid of Stephane Sarrazin, Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayshi has now been moved up to second, ahead of the No. 13 Rebellion R-One AER, which will be scored with an overall podium finish.

Audi Sport Team Joest will appeal the decision, leaving the results provisional.

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.

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