What the drivers said after the 4 Hours of Silverstone
Below is what some of the winners from last weekend's 4 Hours of Silverstone had to say following the race.
Mike Conway – No.7 Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota TS050 HYBRID
“It’s great to win here at Silverstone as it is a home race and I have been trying a few times so it feels great to have finally done it!
“It was a tight race with the sister car as ever and we lost some time in the pits and lost position so it was difficult to recover. Kamui has a tough stint with the weather conditions but did a stellar job and Jose pulled out some really good times and got a gap, so a great job by the guys who have been lacking a bit of sleep; a big thank you to them.
“It [the RAC Tourist Trophy] is a lovely trophy and one I have always wanted to win as it has had some great previous winners so it’s pretty cool.”
Richard Lietz – No.91 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR-19
“It was a quite interesting four hours and it is amazing how much can happen. We had all kinds of conditions, slick tyres in the rain and then quite dry conditions so it was quite intense for us but we did ok and it brought us in to the position for victory when we made the driver change.
“I think for the new car we learned a lot so for sure we have to analyse the data and to come back stronger because pace wise we are not 100% there but strategy and pit work was fantastic and P1 and P2 for the new car is fantastic for Porsche and I am happy for the people in Weissach.”
Nicolas Lapierre – Cool Racing ORECA 07-Gibson
“It was very chaotic for us this race because first of all we only had two of us after Alexandre [Coigny’s] crash yesterday so it was hard to leave him on the side after this unfortunate crash.
“So we had to keep the whole team focused and motivated. We had two punctures and a drive through [penalty] in the end but it was a great strategy from the team. It was hard and we fought back and took the lead again and we could open the gap and win the first race for the team so it is a wonderful end for us because last night we were sad for Alex’s accident.”
Francois Perrodo – No.83 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo
“It is a very special day today because my last victory was here at Silverstone with Emmanuel [Collard] back in 2016 so it is a very nice feeling as ‘Manu’ has not driven for almost two years and you know that the GT cars are not that easy to master.
“It was hard to keep up with the leaders in the first stint but then Manu did a great job in the rain. Then Nicklas [Nielsen], who is our new silver driver, is brutally fast...full stop!”
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