Title Talk - What the Stars are Saying!
Read what some of the main title protagonists had to say ahead of the WEC final in Bahrain.......
Sebastien Buemi, Toyota Gazoo Racing: No.8 Toyota GR010 Hybrid Hypercar
“It's always a pleasure to be back here in Bahrain. It's kind of usual to finish the season here.
“I'm looking forward to the last race. Obviously, we know what is at stake, and have to finish in front of the of the Alpine if we want to win the championship.
“So, we've prepared as well as we could. For me I hope it's going to be a good race and with good reliability. We've been here last year with the Hypercar so we have some good data and information, so hopefully, we can put it together and replicate the strong race that we had in Fuji.”
Andre Negrao, Alpine ELF Team: No.36 Alpine A480-Gibson Hypercar
“I think the most important thing is just looking at our job this weekend. This is what we’ve being doing the whole season. We will not try to compare our car to them (Toyota) and just make the best of what we can do.
“Of course, this race should be really tough. We are equal on points, so if we stay in front of the other car we will be world champions. That’s how it looks before we actually start working on the car in FP1, FP2 and FP3, before we get to the race.”
Michael Christensen, Porsche GT Team: No.92 Porsche 911 RSR
“In Fuji we did the best we could. P3 was the maximum, for us, so what else you got to do? That's racing.
“Sometimes you're better, sometimes you're not. But yeah, we are definitely looking forward to this race. We felt pretty good last year but it didn't end up the way we wanted. But we are prepared as well as possible and hopefully we are even stronger this year.”
Roberto Gonzalez, Jota: No.38 Oreca-Gibson LMP2
“It's been an amazing season for us to be honest. We've worked so hard for the last three years with the whole Jota team, staying together, working together in engineering with mechanics, the same driver package.
“So basically, all of that has constructed for us the good results we've had this year, and I think I cannot complain, it's been a dream year from winning Le Mans to being on the podium in almost every race except for the first one that didn't go to our liking. So, it's been great.”