Q and A with Yves Lambert

24.07.2007: Q and A with Yves Lambert

Q How did you start your career?

As a good number of professional drivers I started with karting. Then I switched to enduro motorcycle races. I was the official driver for SWM and Vice Champion Belgium (category inter 125).

Racing was not all my life and I graduated as an engineer (mecanics and chemicals). Then I spent five years in the States but I could not get over my passion and continued to race.

I became Belgian Champion of GT2 in 2001 with seven wins out of nine races.

 

Q How well do you know the SPA endurance 24 hours race?

I have of course already a lot of experience in competing Le Mans and Spa races.

 

Q What advice would you give to a rookie driver for Spa 2007?

Well as they say in Italian ?qui va piano, va sano? that it speed is one thing but strategy is another game for this race. You need to think about the race as a whole.

It is not necessary to go completely flat out all the time. Nothing is ever done until the chequered flag. Good preparation is key. A well prepared car counts as much as a good team and a strong driver.

 

Q What counts more?

Hard to say: The strategy, the preparation, the team, the driver, the car. It is all one game. Nothing can be isolated.

 

Q What experience do you have with Maserati?

Not a lot because my career was mainly competing in different teams. But I visited the Maserati Corse factory and realized that nothing is left to chance. Every detail has been carefully thought of.

Maserati has not only experience but once more all the cards in their hand for a good result. Experienced drivers know that an endurance race is not only a fast and quick sprint race.

 

Q How did you meet Scuderia Playteam Sarafree?

Well I drive with Fabrizio de Simone in the Mosler in the Belgian GT Championship and he introduced me to the team.

 

- Agnes Carlier -

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/24h-spa-yves-lambert-maserati-scuderia-playteam-sarafree-fabrizio-de-simone-mosler-belgian-gt-championship---25707.html

24.07.2007 / MaP

Weitere Beiträge

Scuderia Playteam Sarafree ready for Spa 24 hours 2007
24.07.2007
On Saturday July 28th, Scuderia Playteam Sarafree, will make its first ever appearance at Spa for the longest race of the FIA GT season. The MC12 number 11 will be driven by Bertolini/Piccini/Pier Guidi/De Simone, and the MC12 driven by Giannoccaro/Busnelli/Mueller/Lambert. Giambattista weiter >>
Fantastic Four for Carsport Holland !
23.07.2007
Carsport Holland, running the nr 5 Corvette C6R with support from Phoenix, has a fantastic line-up of drivers for Spa. Deletraz and Fässler were part of the second-placed crew last year, which led for most of the race in the Phoenix Aston Martin. Hezemans, who has claimed more overall pole positions than any other driver in the Championship, was third last year, weiter >>
Jetalliance off to Spa !
23.07.2007
  Jetalliance will be running a single car at Spa, with all four drivers from the nr 33 and 36 Aston Martin DBR9 cars. "We’ve decided among ourselves not to take on any outside drivers for this race. Hence just the single car – so we’ll be able to focus on this one", Lichtner-Hoyer explained. Concerning their objectives, he continued : "We’ve ex weiter >>
A lap of Spa - Francorchamps with Bert Longin
23.07.2007
It will be a very difficult edition of the 24 hours. There will be a big fight; it’s going to be tough. It’s a real challenge." One of the most important corners at Spa- Francorchamps is the first corner – but luckily I know it very well as I have driven so many races at this track. It is very important, as if you are weiter >>
Luc Alphand Aventures at Total 24 Hours of Spa
23.07.2007
The Luc Alphand Aventures Corvette C6R, running under the nr 3, might be new to the Championship but the drivers are well known : Olivier Beretta, FIA GT Champion in 1998 and 1999, the man who has won more victories (class and overall) than anyone else in the Championship, Oliver Gavin, who finished on the p weiter >>
Sascha Maassen joins Tech9
22.07.2007
Tech9 Motorsport’s usual line-up of Sean Edwards and Leo Machitski will be joined by 2004 Champion Sascha Maassen for Spa. "I am really looking forward to the Spa 24 hours, it will be my first 24 hour event and I don’t really know what to expect," Edwards commented. weiter >>
TV Distribution for the Total 24 Hours of Spa
22.07.2007
The FIA GT Championship will be shown live at various times during the 24-hour race on Bel-RTL and many of the other full-season broadcasters, as follows :  On Saturday July 28th from 15:40 - 17:0018:00 - 21:0022:15 - 22:35 On Sunday 29th Julyfrom 10:30 - 12:00 plus highlights of the previous night13:30 - 16:30 weiter >>
Scuderia Ecosse aim for the Top
22.07.2007
After finally getting back on the podium in Oschersleben - as well as Andrew Kirkaldy setting a memorable 10th pole position in GT2 - Scuderia Ecosse has big ambitions in the GT2 category for the Total 24 Hours of Spa. "This is the most important race of the year for us due to the amount of points on offer," Tim Mullen explained. "It’s good to be going there with two qui weiter >>
AF Corse Motorola on a winning roll
22.07.2007
After winning all five races to date, it is difficult to see what could stop AF Corse Motorola, especially as the team has combined its winning 2006 combination of drivers with its already successful 2007 line-up. But alongside drivers such as Ortelli - who won outright in a GT2 car in 2003 - and Dirk M weiter >>
Vitaphone - going for the record - Eric van de Poele into record books?
22.07.2007
Vitaphone Racing Team is aiming for a Spa hat-trick, after winning the race in 2005 and 2006. A high-power line-up sees regular drivers Biagi and Bartels joined by Eric van de Poele and Pedro Lamy, while Montanari and Ramos will share the nr 2 Maserati MC 12 with Stéphane Lemeret and 2003 Champion Matteo Bobbi. weiter >>
Six Years of Spa in the FIA GT Championship - 144 hours of Memories ...
22.07.2007
2001 The first-ever 24-hour race in the FIA GT Championship was dominated by the Chrysler Viper GTS-R, with the leading N-GT car in fifth overall. Winner : Larbre Competition Chéreau Chrysler Viper - Christophe Bouchut, Marc Duez, Jean-Philippe Belloc N-GT : RWS Motorsport Porche 996 GT3 - Luca Riccitelli, Dieter Quester, Antonio Garcia, Norman Simo weiter >>
Busy weekend for BMS Scuderia Italia
22.07.2007
Total 24 Hours of Spa 2007   With two Aston Martin DBR9 and a Porsche 997 GT3 RSR, BMS Scuderia Italia are bound to have a hectic weekend in the Belgian Ardennes. The nr 22 Aston Martin DBR9 will be driven by Alex Frassineti,Gabriele Lancieri, Riccardo Ragazzi and Enrico Toccacelo while the nr 23 will be shared by Diego Alessi, Fabio Babini, J weiter >>
Three Dutch drivers for the #8 LAMBORGHINI
22.07.2007
Total 24 Hours of Spa 2007 After scoring its first points in Oschersleben, the nr 8 All-Inkl.com Lamborghini Murciélago will continue its 2007 campaign by fielding an all-Dutch line-up for Spa. Kox and Menten will be joined by Jeroen Bleekemolen, a regular in the Championship in 2001 and a frequent visitor since then. "It’s nice that we can start with three weiter >>
Beware the brave Belgians !
22.07.2007
Of all the Gauls, the Belgians are the Bravest ...So said Julius Cesear. Four Belgians are out to prove their bravery in this year’s Total 24 Hours of Spa, with Anthony Kumpen and Bert Longin being joined in the nr 4 PK Carsport Corvette C5 by their fellow countrymen Kurt Mollekens and Fred Bouvy. weiter >>
Strong Line-Up for Citation Cup Leaders
22.07.2007
Ben Aucott and Joe Macari, who took the lead in the Citation Cup in Oschersleben, will be back in action for the Total 24 Hours of Spa. The British duo will be joined in the nr 16 JMB Racing Maserati MC 12 by two strong endurance racers : Philipp Peter, who finished second in the first race this season in Zhuhai, and Marino Franchitti, a racewinner with Scuderia Ecosse i weiter >>
Total 24 Hours of Spa 2007 - the Rules of the Game
22.07.2007
The 24-hour race, although a full part of the 2007 FIA GT Championship, has some different rules and regulations in order to adapt to the exigencies of a 24-hour event.   THE EVENT A 24-Hour event is considered as a single event during which intermediate classifications will be drawn up after 6 and 12 hours of racing, giving rise to the allocat weiter >>
VITAPHONE and AF CORSE MOTOROLA lead FIA GT heading for the Total 24 Hours of SPA
22.07.2007
Five races down, five to go : the 2007 season of the FIA GT Championship has reached a theoretical half-way point. However, the next race, the Total 24 Hours of Spa, is longer than the rest of the season’s races put together, and gives rise to a double allocation of points. Traditionally, the 24-hou weiter >>
Wednesday is parade day !
22.07.2007
Total 24 Hours of SPA Although the on-track action at Spa does not get underway until Thursday July 26th, the event starts on Wednesday July 25th, with the traditional parade from the Spa-Francorchamps to the centre of Spa. The cars - including some of the regular competitors in the FIA GT Championship - will make their way down to Spa from 15:00, for an a weiter >>
Provisional entry list (subject to the FIA approval)
22.07.2007
2007 FIA GT Championship - TOTAL 24 HOURS OF SPA - Round 6   1 Vitaphone Racing Team GER Eric van de Poele BEL Michael Bartels GER Thomas Biagi ITA Pedro Lamy POR Maserati MC 12 GT1 M GT1 2 Vitaphone Racing Team GER Stéphane Lemeret BEL Miguel Ramos POR Christian Montanari RSM Matteo Bobbi ITA Maserati MC 12 GT1 M GT1 3 Luc Alphand Aven weiter >>
Getting ready for the big one !
22.07.2007
On Saturday July 28th, at 16:00, the FIA GT Championship competitors will set off for their longest race of the season : the Total 24 Hours of Spa. A full day of racing around one of the most beautiful and challenging circuits in the world, with the prize not only the honour of winning one of the major endurance races – the leading event reserved for GT cars only – but up to 20 p weiter >>
Jos Menten and Peter Kox at Total 24 Hours of Spa
20.07.2007
FIA GT CHAMPIONSHIP 2007 PREVIEW ROUND SIX – TOTAL 24 HOURS OF SPA (BELGIUM)  Jos Menten and Peter Kox did not have an easy start of the season. Two weeks ago the Dutchmen scored their first points in Germany. How many points they collected, will depend on the appeal of weiter >>
Oliver Gavin, le marathonien
14.07.2007
A la manière de Beretta, Vosse et Franchi, Oliver Gavin, aujourd'hui âgé de 35 ans, est issu de la monoplace. Après avoir décroché le titre en Formula First britannique en 1991, il a enchaîné avec une couronne dans le très coté championnat anglais de Formule 3, avant d'effectuer des tests pour Pacific, puis plus tard Benetton et Renault en Formule 1. Une discipline qui l'a égalem weiter >>
Bon à savoir… Greg Franchi apprend vite et bien…
14.07.2007
Issu de la monoplace, et notamment des World Series by Renault (Formula Renault 3.5), le Belge Greg Franchi, 25 ans, peut notamment se targuer d'un podium dans les rues de Monaco, en lever de rideau du Grand Prix de F1 le plus prestigieux de l'année. Ne trouvant pas de solution satisfaisante pour poursuivre sa carrière en monoplace, il décidait de se tourner vers les épr weiter >>
Olivier Beretta, Oliver Gavin, Vincent Vosse et Greg Franchi
14.07.2007
... au volant de la Corvette C6.R Alphand Aventure ! Total 24 Hours of Spa 2007 / Preview Incontestable sommet de la saison FIA-GT, les Total 24 Hours of Spa battront leur plein le dernier week-end de juillet, les superbes bolides des catégories GT1, GT2 et GT3 prenant d' weiter >>
HELP – pour une vie sans tabac
05.07.2007
L’Union européenne a fait de la lutte contre le tabagisme l’une des ses principales priorités. En effet, les maladies liées à la consommation de tabac constituent la seconde cause évitable de mortalité dans le monde. Ces chiffres ont incité le Commissaire européen Markos Kyprianou à mettre en place une campagne weiter >>
Test - Combined sessions result
03.07.2007
2007 FIA GT Championship 24 Hours of Spa Test Weather / Track : Changeable / ChangeableSpa Circuit Length = 7.0040 km.   POS NO CL TEAM NAT CAR TIME LAPS TIME LAPS FIRST SECOND GAP 1 1 GT1 VITAPHONE RACING GER Maserati MC12 GT1 2:32.902 26 2:17.096 37 2 5 GT1 CARSPORT HOLLAND NED Corvette C6R weiter >>
Successful test day at Spa-Francorchamps
03.07.2007
The traditional test day for the Total 24 Hours of Spa took place on July 2nd, with 33 cars testing in extremely variable weather conditions. Teams took advantage of the test day to test their new drivers for the 24-hour race, while other new teams took part. Carsport Holland, whose regular Corvette team will be joined by Fabrizio Gollin and Marcel Fässler for the weiter >>
Deux Corvette C5-R aux couleurs de Gordon !
03.07.2007
FIA-GT Championship / Total 24 Hours of Spa / Preview Dans le paysage sportif belge, les 24 Heures de Spa occupent depuis toujours une place en vue, et même enviée. Au cœur de la période estivale, le double tour d'horloge des Ardennes a retrouvé son prestige d'antan depuis son intégration, en 2001, au c weiter >>
FIA Total SPA 24 HOURS - SRT completes a problem free test day
03.07.2007
SRT FIA TOTAL SPA 24 HOURS - FRANCORCHAMPS SRT, who will competing in the Total 24 Hours of Spa on 28th and 29th with the support of Champ Car, Gordon, DHL and Castalia Springs completed the traditional FIA GT test day at Spa today. This edition of the test day will no doubt go down in the anna weiter >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

© 2001-2017 automobilsport.com full copyright automobilsport.com