What the Drivers Said from Qualifying
Quotes from the WEC's 4 Hours of Silverstone pole-sitters.
Kamui Kobayashi – No.7 Toyota TS050 HYBRID
“Big thanks to the team for fixing the car last night as I had contact with a car in free practice and there was some damage to the chassis so thanks for the work.
“The qualifying lap itself was pretty good and I tried to maximise what I could do and you can always say of the lap you could gain a couple of tenths but the car felt really great.
“I think for tomorrow and the long runs we have good pace as well and we have high confidence but in the race you never know what can happen but we hope to come back with the win.”
Alessandro Pier Guidi – No.51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Am
“It was a good lap and the car felt amazing on the new tarmac and the team gave us a super car and so far it goes very well.
“But we know it is just qualifying and we know the race is another story and sometimes you don’t start in front but you win races so it was important and I like to start the new season like this but it is really a small part of the weekend.”
Job Van Uitert – No.29 Racing Team Nederland Oreca 07-Gibson
“It was a decent lap and basically I made no mistakes but that is what you have to do in qualifying. The car felt great and the Michelin tyres that were supplied were great as was the ORECA car.
“The team did a super job and Giedo did a stunning lap at the beginning and the track came my way later.”
Charlie Eastwood – No.90 TF Sport Aston Martin Vantage
“It was really good and obviously it is the perfect start to the season. Last year we were all new to everything in the WEC so without knowing it there is always extra learning to do and this year we have hit the ground running. Obviously having the new Aston Martin underneath us completely transforms the likes of qualifying so it was a great start and hopefully we can keep it this way until the end of the weekend.”
The WEC’s season-opening 4 Hours of Silverstone will take place tomorrow (Sunday) at 12h00 local time.