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Toyota driver quotes after 4h Silverstone race

Toyota driver quotes after 4h Silverstone race

01.09.2019: FIA WEC 2019-2020 4 Hours Silverstone Sunday, September 1st 2019 Mike Conway (TS050 HYBRID #7): “It’s great to win my home race here at Silverstone. I’ve been trying to win this race for a while now; it took me long enough! Big thanks to m

FIA WEC 2019-2020
4 Hours Silverstone
Sunday, September 1st  2019






Mike Conway (TS050 HYBRID #7
): “It’s great to win my home race here at Silverstone. I’ve been trying to win this race for a while now; it took me long enough! Big thanks to my team-mates who did a really solid job in tricky conditions. We were being hounded all the time by our sister car; it was a very tight race so it feels great to come away with the win. Thanks as well to the team for giving us the car to achieve this, especially after having to change the monocoque on Friday. This win is for those guys.”
 



Kamui Kobayashi (TS050 HYBRID #7)
: “I’m very happy with this result; it’s a perfect start to our season. I think I had the hardest stint due to the rain. We expected a short shower and tried to survive on the slick tyres but it was heavier and longer than we expected so we had to pit. It was a close and fair fight with car #8; everyone in the team did a great job. All week the car was strong and we had good pace so now we are looking forward to Fuji.”
 



José María López (TS050 HYBRID #7):
“That was a really good way to start the season for the whole team. It was a very tough race and really close with our sister car, as well as our LMP1 competitors. The conditions were tricky but Mike and Kamui did a great job and I had to manage the final stint, fighting with Kazuki. I managed to keep the car in front so I’m really happy for this because Silverstone is a special track and it’s also Mike’s home race. So there are a few factors which make this victory particularly special.”
 



Sébastien Buemi (TS050 HYBRID #8):
“A one-two is the perfect result for the team, so it was a good day for us. Of course I am always aiming to be first but we had a strong race and Brendon did a good job in his first race in the TS050 HYBRID. We made no mistakes and were right there with car #7. Congratulations to them for the win. Unfortunately we were just a little bit behind but we had the right pace and that makes me optimistic for Fuji.”
 



Kazuki Nakajima (TS050 HYBRID #8)
: “Congratulations to all the team and especially to car #7 for the win; also compliments to Brendon and Kamui who raced in extremely difficult conditions and did a really good job to keep the car on the track. That was very impressive. We also had strong race pace but unfortunately I lost a little time in my first stint. Now we look forward to our home race in Japan and aim to get back on the middle step of the podium there.”
 




Brendon Hartley (TS050 HYBRID #8)
: “It was a fantastic race for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing; the pit stops were good, the cars were well-prepared and there were no mistakes from any of the drivers. There’s a little disappointment not being first, but as we all know only one car can win so I am happy with my first weekend with TOYOTA and how I integrated with Kazuki, Sébastien and the team. I had an interesting first stint driving with slicks in the wet without a windscreen wiper but I am happy with my performance.”
 




4 Hours of Silverstone results:


1st   #7 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing                                 129 laps

2nd  #8 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing                                 +1.901secs
             
3rd   #3 Rebellion (Berthon/Derani/Duval)                   +1 laps  
                    
4th   #5 Ginetta (Robertson/Hanley/Orudzhev)             +5 laps

5th   #42 Cool Racing (Lapierre/Borga)                        +5 laps

6th   #36 Signatech Alpine (Laurent/Negrão/Ragues)    +5 laps




 Alastair Moffitt, photo Toyota


 

 

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