By Huw Evans
As these words are written, the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is well underway. And it seems that it could shape up to be a rather interesting one, especially as far as hybrid cars running in the LMP1 Prototype class are concerned.
During Friday’s final qualifying session, some surprising results emerged. When the dust settled, a hybrid car was on pole for the first time in history, thanks to André Lotterer’s stunning lap at the beginning of the session in the #1 Team Joest Audi R8 eTron Quattro.