Double pole for Audi at Silverstone



In the third practice session this morning, Audi were able to reply to Peugeot's sensational time from Friday (01:43.9 minutes) and show just how fast an R15plus can go. Allan McNish moved into the lead with a time of 01:44.043, ahead of Nicolas Lapierre in the Oreca 908, and the sister car of the guys from Ingolstadt.

Qualifying remained firmly in Audi's hands and the very capable Allan McNish, who was able to stay ahead of teammate, Timo Bernhard and the two Peugeot 908 coupés and post a time of 01:43.475 minutes. For the French, Nicolas Minassian driving a works 908 secured a time of 01:44.489 minutes, just two hundredths of a second quicker than Lapierre in the Oreca.