Five of the drivers competing in this weekend’s 6 Hours of Monza, Spherical 3 of the 2021 FIA World Patience Championship, answered some questions in the pre occasion press conference.
Kazuki Nakajima, no8 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota GR010 Hybrid
“This observe layout, or no longer it’ll be a actually appropriate preparation for Le Mans. There’s some similarities right here and in Le Mans. So, or no longer it’s in fact tremendous to own this scuttle correct ahead of the month, and on the more than a number of hand, we had some observe scuttle this morning, and I raced right here in 2017, with a TS0 50.
“I more or less knew it, but I changed into once, but again, a itsy-bitsy bit impressed with how slim the observe is, so or no longer it’ll be reasonably sophisticated to aid a watch on the traffic right here and to lead sure of the habits in any respect in the scuttle.”
Juan-Pablo Montoya, no21 Dragonspeed USA Oreca-Gibson
“The premise is to obtain a take a examine to initiate getting some wins. I have confidence now we had been in positions to gain the races, and we own more or less throw them away. We made some mistakes, and or no longer it’s been more or less painful to voice now we own thrown away some appropriate results. We’re in fact having a predict a neat scuttle.
“The varied thing that or no longer it’s been in fact bright is we’re doing been doing a complete lot of labor on the auto, doing a complete lot of adjustments on the auto. It be been tremendous, you understand, developing the auto. For me, that’s potentially one in every little thing I trip potentially the most, being part of the pattern and making the auto larger and better and making an strive original issues.”
Gianmaria Bruni, no91 Porsche GT Group Porsche 911 RSR-19
“Racing in home races is persistently very tremendous and I’m taking a look forward. There might possibly be a complete lot of history in this observe. I began right here at Monza in 1998 in Formula Campus, so or no longer it’s tremendous that I changed into once ready to scuttle right here in Formula One and in assorted categories in 1000-kilometres prior to now and now in WEC so it is one thing in fact, in fact appropriate.”
Ferdinand Habsburg, no31 Group WRT Oreca-Gibson
“I in fact own a terribly appropriate working relationship with Robin (Frijns). He is extremely a funny personality, so easy to obtain on with. Charles (Milesi), on the more than a number of hand, we both didn’t know, but he is bought a complete lot of trip in prototypes, so that’s been a substantial succor to us.
“In most cases me and Robin strive to level of interest on one thing a itsy-bitsy bit too grand, he might possibly presumably perchance moreover in fact effect his foot down and notify like ‘right here is no longer a a must own appropriate now’ and ‘now we own bought to level of interest on this now. So, or no longer it’s been a terribly appropriate combination. I’d notify I stand out a itsy-bitsy bit bit when it involves top. I’m a itsy-bitsy bit bit taller than my teammates a itsy-bitsy bit bit heavier, so I’ve bought to effect in a itsy-bitsy bit further work and squeeze in a itsy-bitsy bit more into the auto.”
Roberto Lacorte, no47 Cetilar Racing Ferrari 488 GTE Evo
“There might possibly be tension that I’m feeling around me since you are going to be ready to heed that a complete lot of Tifosi are around our crew, and a complete lot of expectation, because we began totally, with the major two races in WEC (LMGTE Am class).
“We prefer to be consistent in this scuttle. Our neutral is to invent elements and to retain our keep in the classifications. We have the total elements and the total objects to attain this efficiency, so we own to quit composed and be consistent for this indispensable appointment right here in Italy.”