Here's footage from the incredibly dangerous airborne crash: Pierguiseppe Perazzini in the Ferrari did not see the LM Prototype driven by Anthony Davidson, turned right into him and sent him airborne. Davidson was taken to the hospital and was reported to have a broken back.
Audi take historic win at the 80th 24 Hours with R18 hybrid
"As the No.1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Andre Lotterer-Marcel Fassler-Benoit Treluyer took the chequered flag at exactly 1500 hours, Audi Sport today secured their 11th victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. But this was historic for a number of reasons as it was the first win at the world’s most famous endurance race by a hybrid-powered car, it was on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the 24 Hours, and it was the first year that the famous endurance race featured as a round of the new FIA World Endurance Championship."
The 2012 Le Mans race by the numbers:
378 laps by the winners
5151.8 km distance covered by the winners
40th victory of a French driver
33 pit stops for the winning car
29th victory for a German car
29th victory for a closed car
27th victory for a German driver
21st victory for Michelin and 15th consecutive
12th victory for a car with race number 1
11th victory for Audi (00, 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11, 12)
8th victory for a pole position car
8th victory for a team that won the previous year
7th victory for a diesel powered car
5th the position of the best rookie in 2012, Marco Bonanomi.
3:24.180 : The fastest lap of the race by Marc Gené
3rd consecutive podium for Lotterer-Tréluyer-Fässler
3rd consecutive class win for Julien Canal (GTE Am).
2nd consecutive victory for Lotterer-Tréluyer-Fässler
2nd victory for a Swiss driver
1st victory for a hybrid powered car
1st victory for a car with non-permanant 4 wheel drive.
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