Audi No.1 and Corvette No.63 make contact. Safety car for the No. 9 Creation.
samedi 16 juin 2007 - 21h57
Photo : Arnaud CORNILLEAU - ACO/Nikon
Going around the bend leading toward the Dunlop Chicane, the No.63 Corvette Racing Corvette C6.R touched the back of the No.1 Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI, damaging the bodywork on the Audi. After a roller coaster ride across the gravel, the Corvette continued apparently unscathed. The Audi completed his lap in 3:35 before pitting with damage to the left side plate of the rear wing and lower body work. Frank Biela rejoined the track at 22:04, with very little time lost to repairs.
The safety car was deployed at 21:58 to allow the safe recovery of the No.9 Creation Autosportif LTD Creation Judd CA07, and the Audi service was completed under safety car conditions. The Creation Judd had gone into the tyre wall at the Porsche Curves. The car has been able to return to the pit lane, and was undergoing repairs.