Wolfgang Ullrich: Le Mans mastermind

Wolfgang Ullrich: Le Mans mastermind

Audi's dominance at the Le Mans 24 Hours since 2000 has been masterminded by head of Audi Sport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich. He shared some of the secrets of the German manufacturer's success with Jamie O'Leary

Since 2000, Audi has held an unprecedented position in terms of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Nine wins in 11 years for a succession of the manufacturer's LMP1 machines has made an indelible mark on the history of the race. This week it is aiming to make it a round 10; something few people would have expected when it first appeared at Le Mans.

While many of the drivers, engineers and other staff at Le Mans this week were present when Emanuele Pirro, Frank Biela and Tom Kristensen took a dominant victory in 2000, one man has been more central to the sustained success than any other, head of Audi Sport, Dr Wolfgang Ullrich.

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