The Turkish GP that Seb Vettel won without breaking sweat wasn’t the only race happening over the weekend. Over in Belgium, Peugeot won the Spa-Francorchamps 1000 km race for the fifth consecutive time. Spa is part of the Le Mans Series and is seen as a warm up for the Le Mans 24 hours, which will happen in June.

Despite a poor qualifying, Alexander Wurz, Marc Gené and Anthony Davidson took the chequered flag in car 7, beating sister car 8 (Franck Montagny, Stéphane Sarrazin, Nicolas Minassian) and the No.3 Audi R18 TDI of Capello, Kristensen and McNish.

“The test day at Le Mans in April was a real working session for us, we completed our programme without paying any attention to our rivals. It was the same thing here during free practice. Our aim for the Spa race was very much the same: prepare for Le Mans, but here there was also a sporting stake.

“This result is a boost for the confidence of the team, but our confidence is contained and reasoned, because the gaps are small. Le Mans will still be a difficult and complicated race,” said Bruno Famin, Technical Director.

One thing is for sure, the R18s from Ingolstadt will be raring for a fight back come the real thing in June, so get set for another round of France vs Germany!