- Created on 12 November 2013
Lucas Auer is going to race with Lotus Praga LMP 2 at the 6 Hours of Bahrain. The 19-year-old Austrian finished 4th overall in the 2013 FIA F3 European Championship. Lotus is pleased to team up with Lucas Auer for the final race of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Lucas Auer commented: “I am very pleased that I was given the chance to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale with the Lotus Praga LMP2. For me, an endurance race will be an entirely new experience since I only took part in sprint races so far. Driving a closed-top car is also unknown territory for me and so is having to share the car with team-mates. Generally, I think it is a good thing for a racing driver to get new experiences. I am grateful for the chance that I am getting now. However, this doesn’t mean that I am bowing out of single-seater racing. It is my aim to race in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship once again next year, but firstly, I am very happy to race with the Lotus Praga LMP2 in the 6 Hours of Bahrain."
- Created on 08 November 2013
#31 Kevin Weeda (USA) – Christophe Bouchut (FRA)- Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA)
#32 Thomas Holzer (GER) – Dominik Kraihamer (AUT) – Jan Charouz (CZ)
#31 Position 7 (LMP2) Average Lap time 1:57.531
#32 Position 8 (LMP2) Average Lap time 1:57.639
Lotus Praga will start at the 6 Hours of Shanghai from the 4th row.
The Lotus Praga LMP 2 Team showed clear progress in qualifying for the Chinese WEC race in Shanghai. The engineers took some measures which proved to be effective. Liuzzi drove as his quickest lap time a 1:56,226. The team focussed on a set up to reduce tyre degradation for the race tomorrow.
Car # 31 qualified 7th in LMP 2 with an average lap time of 1:57,531 and car # 32 qualified 8th in LMP 2 with an average lap time of 1:57,639.