Esteban Guerrieri, Néstor Girolami and Gilles Magnus attended the Creep 1 virtual press conference at WTCR Creep of Aragón. A transcript follows.
WTCR Creep of Aragón, MotorLand Aragón, November 13-15
WTCR − FIA World Touring Vehicle Cup, rounds 14, 15 and 16 of 16
Press Convention Room, MotorLand Aragón, November 15, 2020
Esteban Guerrieri, ALL-INKL.COM Munnich Motorsport, first plight
Néstor Girolami, ALL-INKL.COM Munnich Motorsport, second plight
Gilles Magnus, Comtoyou Racing, third plight
Esteban, from P16 to your fourth pick of the season, even if it used to be handed to you by Néstor. Discuss us by design of it following such mammoth strategy from the team.
Yeah, it used to be crazy in actuality. It used to be a crazy initiating as much as the day. It’s sunny nonetheless this tune, we knew after we got right here right here [for testing] in March that it’s received some the same prerequisites to this and we were wondering why it takes so prolonged to dry – and it used to be roughly the identical ingredient, so we mentioned ‘OK, let’s pause it’. Also, within the warm-up laps coming out of from the pits I had wets on the rears and I had autos in entrance with beefy slicks and they couldn’t power. Then we went to the grid, we huddled collectively and mentioned ‘look, there would possibly be nothing to lose right here, we greater gamble’. All of us know this tune is vulgar on drying slowly, even though the sun used to be scorching the Tarmac. We did the trusty strategy, Clearly it used to be anxious because we were all starting out of the tip 10. But we climbed the shriek, we were very gentle on the overtaking, making an try to no longer procure any hit or anything else. We roughly saved pushing till three-quarters of the whisk in case the tune gets dry or there’s a security automobile. But within the tip we friendly knew we had it within the receive and Néstor let me by on the final lap. Clearly I’m very thankful to him. We did the team strategy because obviously I’d just like the aspects. It’s going to be very complex to be factual, nonetheless these five aspects are critical. It’s his pick, nonetheless the aspects within the tip are what topic. We’re very elated with the one-two, now we comprise very little instrument and weapons to combat this weekend, since the others comprise a gun and now we comprise a knife. But we aloof play thoroughly with our focus, with our heads, and we played natty and it paid out. So, I’m very thankful to the team, to Honda. So yep, it’s a pick and a one-two, so very elated.
That strategy, you took rather of endeavor switching so gradual, especially as Tiago of all americans can comprise scuppered it when he misplaced his wheel. Why did it prefer so prolonged to create the switch?
In the tip, it used to be what it used to be. We likely took a little little bit of a risk there. We had a huge hole. In the tip [a safety car] didn’t happen nonetheless it could per chance comprise passed off. Clearly for folks that procure a security automobile you extend two laps, so it’s likely greater to pause it two or three laps from the tip. But within the tip it used to be pleasing and it paid off, so I’m very elated with that. Now at the same time as you are going to hang to pause a rain dance and a few clouds would possibly likely well reach out that will likely well well be…
Bebu, congratulations. Thank goodness you did comprise that testing right here. So, what pause you be taught about Creep 2 and the design much is this tune going to switch?
It’s going to be complex, to be factual, because all of us know with the the same prerequisites we don’t comprise the stride to combat with them. The day prior to this we were 1.3s-1.5s behind them, so that they’re in actuality stable in dry prerequisites. Creep 2 and Creep 3, it’s going to be complex to combat, nonetheless let’s push, let’s strive. You by no formulation know. We mentioned this morning all the pieces can happen and likewise you understand the first whisk. It’s obtrusive that in complex or damp prerequisites our automobile performs plenty greater, even with the moist tyres on the rear, nonetheless it doesn’t topic – now we comprise a correct combo when it is far damp. Then when it is far dry we omit lots of acceleration, we lose lots of energy on the straight. Uphill on the vital straight is the worst section for us, nonetheless you understand anything else can happen. Closing time right here Ehrlacher had a turbo trouble, so that you simply by no formulation know. Now we want to combat till the tip. Esteban is in a correct plight. He is starting in direction of the help, nonetheless he has all of the toughen of all three drivers, so we can pause whatever it takes to pick this championship. If we are able to no longer pick we can be elated because we did our most.
Gilles, you is likely to be making waves within the vital championship, nonetheless these were also correct aspects for the WTCR Trophy. You comprise rather a combat on your fingers with Nathanaël Berthon, don’t you?
Yeah, precisely, it is far extremely shut with my team-mates. Resulting from him for the magnificent combat, at the same time as you are going to name it that. Anyway, we’ve been working as a team all the design by design of the season, so that’s what we did right here as neatly and I deem it’s the first time it’s entering into my favour. An trusty efficiency, my fourth podium this season and my rookie season, so I’m in actuality elated, I didn’t assign a query to this one. We were missing out a little little bit of bit on stride the outdated day. But these prerequisites map opportunities, we made the trusty name and there we are: third.