Inside with Audi: 27 hours at Le Mans
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is Audi’s big ticket event of the year. It is the one that Audi invests the most time, money and resources into year each year. And why not? It has won the 11 out of its last 13 starts here at the 13.6-km Circuit de la Sarthe, and is the reigning LMP1 class champion. Just like its R18 e-tron quattro prototype race cars, Audi’s hospitality is second to none with no fewer than eight hospitality suites its guests can access on foot or via countless A8L W12 sedans and VW Transporter shuttles
Upon arrival at the track, a few of us ascend a spiral staircase to access the Audi Racing Club where we’ll watch the end of the opening ceremonies and race start. This two-level, indoor-outdoor suite sits high above the front straightaway and boasts world-class views of the pits, the Michelin ranking tower, the Dunlop Curve as well as the whole section from Maison Blanche through the Ford Chicane as well as the front straight. Of course, there are food and drink stations serving up an assortment of good eats and fine spirits. Bean bag chairs, contemporary sofas, high boys and dinner tables are available on a first-come first-serve basis – this is the perfect place to watch the start and finish of the race.
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