WEC – What the Drivers Talked about After Qualifying
The eight drivers that claimed the four class poles for the 4 Hours of Shanghai gathered for the post qualifying press conference.
Bruno Senna – no1 Come up Racing Come up R13-Gibson – LMP1
“I maintain the auto if fact be told involves lifestyles on low fuel and unique tyres. Final year change into once advantageous to force the auto in qualifying right here. Final year we had been about three seconds faster than we did right here this day, which within reason queer. This day the auto change into once sharp better and I felt I left moderately on the tune sadly, however if you’re shedding three seconds it takes moderately of getting pale to.
“The following day we know the degradation for the tyres is terribly excessive right here, so now we wish to make certain the tyres are surviving the double stints. All americans knows the Toyotas will occupy a actual urge referring to tyre degradation, we saw that their reasonable trip up to now has been pretty flat, so I narrate they don’t occupy the height trip however their reasonable trip is actual. Confidently we are in a position to care for internet site visitors moreover to them. The Ginetta is clearly very immediate. If they are in entrance of us this will likely be very complicated to overhaul as they are about 10kph faster than us on the straights and we’re no longer great faster than the LMP2s so internet site visitors management will likely be well-known the following day. Confidently we are in a position to make where we originate the urge.”
Gustavo Menezes – no1 Come up Racing Come up R13-Gibson – LMP1
“I’m huge furious and grateful to be right here to originate the urge from the entrance. Bruno did an unbelievable job. I’m in shock! We’ve been struggling, if fact be told the total LMP1 class has been struggling, with grip correct thru the weekend. I’m no longer asserting it change into once perfection because probabilities are you’ll more than likely also stare clearly with the trip when put next with closing year. I change into once if fact be told bowled over after we went heading within the correct path for qualifying and the auto change into once three seconds a lap faster.
“Clearly making the most out of it on one lap isn’t easy however I’m more than happy with what we had; Bruno managed to exit there and take it up one other notch. It’s a lawful sign, however at the cease of the day, it’s one lap and now now we occupy a four-hour urge to withhold the trip. Confidently we are in a position to succor brilliant the vogue we did this day.”
Michael Christensen – no92 Porsche GT Crew Porsche 911 RSR-19 – LMGTE Excellent
“It change into once sparkling complicated to be great. We’d deliberate to realize actual one lap every. Observe prerequisites had modified pretty loads for me from FP3, so it change into once going available and getting a if fact be told feel for the entirety; it change into once engaging putting the entirety together and I made some errors. I wasn’t if fact be told chuffed with what I did however I managed to be sparkling shut to the others. Kevin bought within the auto and accomplished off the entirety, which change into once sparkling lawful.”
Kevin Estre – no92 Porsche GT Crew Porsche 911 RSR-19 – LMGTE Excellent
“To be great my lap didn’t if fact be told feel that particular and I maintain that change into once the vital. It change into once very engaging right here to put a lap together; moreover for us it is a huge reach on unique tyres and low fuel and I actual tried to force with out making any errors. Clearly, it labored. It’d even occupy been a mega lap time however within the auto it didn’t if fact be told feel that particular. I’m if fact be told gay for our aspect of the garage as we haven’t had huge qualifying up to now this year, our closing pole change into once Sebring. It’s cold however it indubitably is going to be a extraordinarily long urge the following day as tyre deg is excessive right here. It’s lawful to originate first however it indubitably’s going to long and the long term will likely be diversified than qualy.”
Nicolas Lapierre – no42 Chilly Racing Oreca 07-Gibson – LMP2
“My lap change into once sparkling good ample and also probabilities are you’ll more than likely even occupy actual one lap right here so it is actual a matter of no longer messing it up however more important this day is that I’m very proud of the crew because it is the first time within the WEC and it is the first pole. My teammate as smartly didn’t know the tune and it change into once a huge success for all americans and we’re gay and having a stare forward to the urge the following day.”
Antonin Borga – no42 Chilly Racing Oreca 07-Gibson – LMP2
“I’m very gay and congratulations to Nico because the lap change into once advantageous. My thanks to the crew and my teammate. I’m crossing my fingers for the urge because it is an extended four hours.”
Matteo Cairoli – no56 Crew Challenge 1 Porsche 911 RSR – LMGTE Am
“I didn’t if fact be told feel huge within the auto however the lap time change into once pretty OK. The queer thing is I change into once ready to toughen in my third flying lap, which is steadily queer in a tune love this. I change into once ready to put the total sectors together and it change into once ample to be on pole right here this day. Egidio did a appropriate job as smartly and the crew is fascinating. Confidently we can be ready to make the job the following day.”
Egidio Perfetti – no56 Crew Challenge 1 Porsche 911 RSR – LMGTE Am
“Clearly it is huge to rep our first pole of the season and we hope to rep some more for the remainder of the season. It within reason queer how we ended the closing session however we insisted on going with one other region of tyres and the tune helped, more than likely the tune change into once too inexperienced for us earlier and I maintain I managed to rep moderately more settled and that helped us to me more happy this day and no longer to misfortune too great in regards to the region-up. Then it change into once a matter of no longer pushing too engaging and putting the sectors together.”