I have spent a good deal of time since the chequered flag fell at the end of the Le Mans 24 hours discussing with various folk about the race. A common thread was beginning to appear. Did Peugeot lose the race, or did Audi win it? Well, I am not really ready to present all my evidence to the court, but it seems to me that although Peugeot may not have capitalised on their position after Audi had lost two cars, the remaining Audi was sufficiently quick that Peugeot couldn't have caught it. It may have been close, but the result, provided that the #2 Audi did not suffer mechanical failure or accident damage had to go the way of the German manufacturer.
Put simply, the Audi was just too fast for Peugeot.
At least, that's the way I see it.