Porsche driver quotes ahead of 12h Sebring

Porsche driver quotes ahead of 12h Sebring

11.03.2019: Mobil1 Sebring 12 hours 2019 Patrick Pilet (Porsche 911 RSR #911): ďOur win last year showed just how important good teamwork is at such a race. Neither the team nor the drivers allowed ourselves to make a single mistake. We were careful at the rig

Mobil1 Sebring 12 hours 2019

Patrick Pilet (Porsche 911 RSR #911)
: “Our win last year showed just how important good teamwork is at such a race. Neither the team nor the drivers allowed ourselves to make a single mistake. We were careful at the right moments and we pulled out all stops when it came down to the wire.

That was the key. Twelve hours on such a bumpy circuit is really exhausting. We’d like to reward ourselves for this ordeal again this year with a win.”

Nick Tandy (Porsche 911 RSR #911):
“To be honest, for many years Sebring wasn’t one of my favourite racetracks, but our victory last year changed that. It’s not only the washboards that make this event special.

It’s also the changing conditions driving into the night – and not least the masses of crazy motorsport fans at the track. I’m very much looking forward to the race. It’s a real endurance classic. Of course we want to do as well as last year.”

Frédéric Makowiecki (Porsche 911 RSR #911)
: “The 12 Hours of Sebring is definitely the most difficult race on the North America calendar – and this is precisely why I’m really excited about it.

 The circuit demands everything from man and machine. When it gets dark towards the end of the race, the visibility is anything but good because there’s not a lot of lighting there. Last year we mastered these difficulties well. We aim to repeat this achievement and climb to the top of the podium.”

Laurens Vanthoor (Porsche 911 RSR #912)
: “The Sebring circuit suits our Porsche 911 RSR. We came third last year and our sister car won. Therefore, I assume that we’ll again have the best chances. The racetrack with its bumps is more brutal than any other circuit in the world. If your car is not perfectly set up, then your life as a driver will be extremely difficult.

That makes it all the more important to work on even the tiniest details in our set-up. We made good progress in this regard at our test in mid-February.”

Earl Bamber (Porsche 911 RSR #912):
“After coming third last year we now want to do better. We’ve known that the Porsche 911 RSR is a powerful weapon in fierce competition since winning here in 2018. We have to use our heads and carefully consider in which phases of the race we can push to the absolute limit.

If we’re tactically clever and stay out of trouble, then we have the best chances of scoring a top placing in the dark at the end.”

Mathieu Jaminet (Porsche 911 RSR #912):
“I contested the GTD class here in Sebring last year in a Porsche 911 GT3 R run by a customer team. Now I’m finally getting the chance to drive the 911 RSR. One thing that’s certain though: Sebring is one of the world’s toughest races.

No other racetrack shakes you up like here. Porsche finished on the podium last year with both works car, and that’s what we’d like to achieve again this year.”

Lars Kern (Porsche 911 GT3 R #9)
: “After a difficult start to the season at Daytona, we’re looking forward to the twelve-hour race in Sebring. We’re well prepared and we hope to finally underline the full potential of our 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 R. For me personally, Sebring is another highlight. To contest such a historic race is always something very special for a racing driver.”

Patrick Long (Porsche 911 GT3 R #73):
“The racetrack pushes teams, drivers and cars to the absolute limit. It’s truly brutal. You always have to stay focussed and be prudent at all times. Ultimately it’s all about maintaining a good position over the last few hours in the dark.

If you succeed in this, then anything is possible at the finish. Our season began really well at Daytona. Now we want to add as many points as possible.”

Oliver Hilger- photos Porsche

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/porsche-driver-quotes-12h-sebring---187658.html

11.03.2019 / MaP

More News

Porsche aims to repeat last seasonís Sebring victory
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, round 2, Sebring/USAPorsche would like to repeat last year’s major success at the upcoming IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race in Sebring (USA). The factory team will field two ca. 510 hp Porsche 911 RSR in the venerable twelve-hour race in Florida. Like at the season-opening round in Daytona (USA), the v more >>
Mustang Sampling Racing Ready for 12 Hours of Sebring
Tune In Information:10:30-1:00pm ET CNBC1:00-3:00pm ET NBCSN App3:00-11:pm ET NBCSN10:30-10:30pm ET IMSA.tvMustang Sampling Racing will loo more >>
Entry List Announced for the 67th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring
GRT Grasser Racing Team heads to Mobil1 Sebring 12 hours
IMSA Series With their sensational victory in the 24 Hours of Daytona which kicked off the IMSA season, Team GRT Grasser Racing Team proved that they need not worry about flying across the pond, and so, more race outings in the endurance classic more >>
McNish Grand Marshal for Super Sebring doubleheader
The March 13-16 doubleheader event features the 67th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts and the 1,000 Miles of Sebring FIA World Endurance Championship. This epic event includes all the world’s top sports car racing teams competing at the legendary Sebring circuit.  more >>
Florida fling for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing resumes its 2018-2019 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season following the winter break with its first-ever visit to Florida, for the 1000 Miles of Sebring.Another more >>
SuperSebring Premium Ticket Options Nearing Sell Out
Gates Open  on Wednesday, March 13;  SuperSebring 2019 is proving to be so super that nearly all corporate and fan hospitality opportunities are nearing sellouts. The March 13-16 doubleheade more >>
Brendon Hartley Joins Mustang Sampling Racing for Sebring 12 Hour
The racing shoes of the retiring Christian Fittipaldi are large ones to step in to, but Mustang Sampling Racing has secured an outstanding addition for the driver line up in the 2019 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring as Brendon Ha more >>
IMSA Team Owner Wayne Taylor Enters Prestigious Hall of Fame
....in Native Country This WeekendWhat do Nelson Mandela, Gary Player and Wayne Taylor have in common?At first glance, a revolutionary political leader, a nine-time major golf champion and a wildly successful more >>
Wynn's and Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports Bring Winning Momentum in 12 Hours of Sebring Return
- Rolex 24 At Daytona Michelin Endurance Cup Victory has Wynn's and No. 33 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Team Primed for More Success in Sebring- Wynn's Celebrates 80th Anniversary in Partnership with Ben Keating and Mercedes-AMG Team Riley for 50th Anniversary IMSA Season  more >>
TC America: eEuroparts.com ROWE Racing with an Audi ca
In 2019 eEuroparts.com ROWE Racing will expand to TC America, in addition to their campaign in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.“We’re very excited to be racing in the new TC America DSG Cup,” said team owner, Matt Moran. “The series i more >>
Alessandro Zanardi interview after 24 Hours of Daytona
BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) attracted global attention with his start at the 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) in the BMW M8 GTE. The Italian was the focus of reporting all over the world and was the fans’ favourite a more >>
PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports set to expand team in 2019 and beyond
PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports announced today that it will expand its operations throughout the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship by adding a new LMP2 ORECA 07 in order to double up its LMP2 team and also adding more >>
Daytona winners heads to Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring
Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac Team Looking for a Sweep of North America’s two most Prestigious Endurance RacesWayne Taylor Racing captured a rain-soaked victory at the Rolex 24 in Daytona last week, and now heads to the 67th Mobil 1 Twel more >>
SuperSebring Advance Purchase Discount Tickets
Available Through February 14     “Super Sebring” Doubleheader runs March 13-16, Culminating with the 67th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto PartsTickets to SuperSebring 201 more >>
PR1/MATHIASEN Motorsports finishes 4th at Rolex 24 at Daytona
PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports finished 4th at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona scoring valuable points for the rest of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.   High hopes surrounded PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports after th more >>
Will Owen Finishes 8th at Rolex 24 Hours with Juncos Racing
Will Owen endured the grueling 57th running of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona with team Juncos Racing to finish in 8th place with their #50 Cadillac DPi-V.R in the first race of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.    more >>
The Core Autosport Ligier Nissan DPi finishes just shy of the podium in the 2019 Daytona 24 Hours
The Rolex 24, the first round of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, was run between 24-27 January on the Daytona International Speedway. It saw Core Autosport’s first outing with the #54 Ligier Nissan DPi crowned by a fourth-place finish in an event cut short by a torrential downpour - a great start to the season for Core Autosport and the Ligier Nissan DPi.  more >>
McLaren secures historic first-ever victory at Daytona
... as the 570S GT4 stars with double podium in Pilot Challenge season openerThe 570S GT4 scored McLaren an historic result at the Daytona International Speedway racing in the inaugural Michelin Pilot Challenge race (formerly Continental Tire SportsCar more >>
Mario Farnbacher- Top-five finish in Daytona deluge
Buckets of rain, important points and a solid start to the new season for Mario Farnbacher. At the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the 26-year-old in the Acura NSX GT3 finished fifth in class. The endurance classic in Florida took its toll on the young German driver and the Meyer Shank Racing team. more >>
24 Hours of Daytona: Lamborghini makes history again
•    Lamborghini becoming the first manufacturer to do so since the GTD class was introduced to the legendary race•    GRT Grasser Racing claimed victory with Mirko Bortolotti, Rolf Ineichen, Rick Breukers and Christian Engelhart aboard the debutant #11 Huracán GT3 Evo   more >>
Timo Bernhard - Mazda in Führung beim 24-Stunden Rennen in Daytona
...bevor beide Autos das Rennen beenden müssenDas Wochenende in Daytona begann vielversprechend. Olly Jarvis, der sich das Cockpit des Mazda RT more >>
Risi Competizione finishes second at 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona
Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM No. 62: Davide Rigon (ITA)                                                     &nbs more >>
Podium Return for Whelen Engineering at Daytona
Whelen Engineering Racing took its second consecutive Rolex 24 At Daytona runner-up finish on Sunday, with Felipe Nasr, Pipo Derani and Eric Curran fighting at the front with the red and white No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R but was unable to clinch the win after the race was called early. more >>
Mercedes AMG 24h Daytona 2019 race review
Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports Perseveres to Michelin Endurance Cup Runner-up Result and Seventh Place Race Finish in Wet and Wild Rolex 24 At Daytona   Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Felipe more >>
Durability prevails at the 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona
Rolex’s commitment to the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA marked its 27th year this weekend as champions from across motor sport took to the famed North American circuit for this iconic test of endurance. After an intense contest in extreme weather conditions, resulting in the race finishing u more >>
Recovery Run at Daytona for Mustang Sampling Racing as Fittipaldi Signs Off
Going for a second-consecutive victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the Mustang Sampling Racing team fought back from bad luck early in the race to take a ninth-place overall (seventh-place DPi class) finish in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar C more >>
GRT Grasser Racing Team win legendary 24-hour race for second time in a row
Sensational result at Daytona:•    Ineichen, Bortolotti, Engelhart and Breukers triumph in the endurance classic on the famous circuit in Florida •    Second GTD class victory in a row for GRT Grasser Racing more >>
BMW wins the 24 Hours of Daytona and dedicates victory to Charly Lamm
– Alex Zanardi makes inspirational appearance in the BMW M8 GTE.BMW Team RLL took victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) . When the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports more >>
Porsche on the podium at Daytona after strong team effort
Race, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, round 1, Daytona/USAThe Porsche GT Team was rewarded for a strong performance with a place on the podium at the 24 Hours of Daytona. Under difficult conditions on the Daytona International Speedway (USA), the two P more >>
Fernando Alonso Co-Drives to Rolex 24 At DAYTONA Victory
•       Alonso Becomes 3rd Formula 1 World Champion to Also Win Rolex 24•       3-Time Rolex 24 Champion Christian Fittipaldi Bids Emotional Farewell to Racing Competition more >>
Paul Miller Racing have the speed but not the luck at the Rolex 24
The Paul Miller Racing team may not have finished the opening round of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, but the defending GT Daytona class champions showed they would once again be a force to be reckoned with despite retiring after 19 hours in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. more >>
24h Daytona Final standings by class
24h DAYTONA 2019Daytona International SpeedwaySunday, January 27th  2019IMSA Statement on the early end of Annual Rolex 24 at Daytona 2019 more >>
24h Daytona standings per class at red flag 30 minutes remaining
24h DAYTONA 2019Daytona International SpeedwaySunday, January 27th  2019DP1Session time: 23:28:57Remaining time: 00:31:03    *     1 &nb more >>
24h Daytona standings by class 1h 15 to drive - red flagged
24h DAYTONA 2019Daytona International SpeedwaySunday, January 27th  2019Race control has informed teams it is continuing to watch the radar with the goal of restarting the race. DPISession t more >>
24h Daytona standings by CLASS after 21h30
24h DAYTONA 2019Daytona International SpeedwaySunday, January 27th  2019DPISession time: 21:29:23Remaining time: 02:30:37    *     1     more >>
Risi Competizione 18 hours race in 24h Daytona review
57TH ANNUAL ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA - 2019Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM No. 62: Davide Rigon (ITA)                                           &n more >>
Porsche still on track to success in heavy rain at Daytona
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, round 1, Daytona/USA   18 hoursThe Porsche GT Team is still on course for the podium at the 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) despite the difficult conditions. When the season opening round of the IMSA Weather more >>
24h Daytona standings after 20h35 by class
24h DAYTONA 2019Daytona International SpeedwaySunday, January 27th  2019DPI   Session time: 20:37:53Remaining time: 03:22:07    *     1 & more >>


2001-2022 automobilsport.com full copyright