Audi R18 e-tron quattro #1 crashed again

It was only a couple of days ago when the Audi R18 e-tron quattro crashed during the practice session for this year’s Le Mans race and now the same #1 car has been involved in yet another incident. While in the first crash the vehicle was driven by Loïc Duval, this time behind the wheel was Lucas di Grassi.

Fortunately, the second accident was significantly less brutal compared to the first one as the driver was not injured at all while the car suffered only some light damages. After the first crash, Audi’s team had no other way but the rebuild the vehicle overnight which won’t be the case this time as the damages are limited to the body.

Lucas di Grassi lost control of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro after coming out of the Indianapolis corner when he hit the barriers on the left side with the vehicle’s front. After the impact, he drove the car back to Audi’s pits but in the meantime Leo Russel (driving the Pegasus Morgan-Nissan #29) went on the grass while trying to avoid the smoke coming out of the R18.

Both Lucas di Grassi and Leo Russel were asked to come to the race control to provide explanations about what happened, but none of them received any penalties while the Audi R18 e-tron quattro was repaired right away.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.