24 hour races, by very definition, are endurance affairs that require a different approach to conventional racing formats. For around the clock races like Le Mans, often teams and drivers will keep the aggression in check and avoid any risky overtaking manoevres. In essence, there's little point in rolling the dice if you end up in the armco. At this year's Le Mans race however, Benoit Treluyer didn't get that memo. Despite the fact he was driving the sole remaining Audi R18 – the other two had crashed spectacularly in separate incidents (see here and here) – Treluyer decided to make a move for the lead when there was, well, no real opportunity to do so. With a backmarker looming, Treluyer goes well off line to pass the Corvette and Peugeot to take the lead.
- Charles Kha