Leena Gade and Brad Kettler Join Audi Alums at Joest for IMSA Bid

The latest news from IMSA circles is that Mazda Team Joest has picked up even more Audi alums for their 2019 racing season. Racer Magazine and Marshall Pruett broke the story this morning, confirming both Leena Gade and Brad Kettler, plus many other familiar faces. As a quick recap, following Audi's closing of its LMP1 program in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and 24 Hours of Le Mans, Joest joined up with Mazda to manage its RT24-P Daytona Prototype International (DPI) program in ...

Audi Is Not At Le Mans This Year…But It’s There In Spirit (Plus Spotter’s Guide)

[words: Bill Cho, spotter guide: Andy Blackmore Design, photos: Audi Sport] Audi withdrew from Le Mans in 2016 and Audi fans have been in mourning ever since. While the R8s and R18s may be silent, flashes of Audi's past are back at the track this year. André Lotterer, 3-time winner of Le Mans, will be driving the LMP1 #1 Rebellion R13-Gibson. He starts P3 behind the two Toyota TS050 Hybrids who secured the front row. Look for the #1 Rebellion Racing R13-Gibson with red mirrors and wi...

Leena Gade Joins SPM as Indy Car Lead Engineer

words & photo: George Achorn Though she left Audi Sport several years ago, Audi Sport's three-time Le Mans winning lead engineer Leena Gade remains a favorite amongst Audi enthusiasts. Gade was the first ever female to win Le Mans as lead engineer, and now she'll be the first woman to take the same role at an Indy Car team. Ms. Gade's first win with Audi Sport in 2011 was a memorable one. Her driver team's two teammate cars had gone out in spectacular crashes, leaving just Gade and...