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Published on December 19th, 2011 | by Seán Ward

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Audi’s 2012 LMP1 Testing Continues

Testing for next year’s LMP1 Audi race car continued today at the Sebring, Florida.

This is the first public test of the new car, with all previous development work being carried out behind closed doors.

The car was piloted by the 2011 Le Mans winners Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer, as well as 2008 LeMans winners Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish.

Audi said that the reason for testing at the Sebring was because since the year 2000, Audi has had nine victories at the Sebring 12 Hours.

Technically, the track is demanding too – the 5.95 km track features 17 corners and varying track surfaces because parts of the track used to be used as a runway, which means that there are now concrete sections as well as tarmac.

“While the component tests have already started, we will not announce the details of the 2012 racing program, the driver line-up and the technical state of the development until a later date,” Audi said.

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