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Drivers reactions after Silverstone

ELMS - 04/09/2019 - Sophie LIGER

Here are some drivers reactions after the 4 Hours of Silverstone, 4th round if the 2019 European Le Mans Series.

Phil Hanson, car #22, United Autosports
“Started P2, made a decent start and caught the leader just before pitting when it started to rain. Our pit call to pit again for slicks was perfectly timed under FCY. Although we had an issue with the pit-stop, we still would have been in a top-three position after the cycle of pit-stops. But unfortunately we had a series of electrical errors and failures resulting in the power turning off. I went off track and couldn’t restart the car. Hugely disappointing.”

Will Owen, car #32, United Autosports
“We were far down at the beginning having lost time for a lot of different reasons. Penalties, a nose change, a lot of stuff but overall I actually really enjoyed my stint. It’s fun to drive this track. I think we had the set-up nailed down and really did the best that we could.”

Tommy Erdos, car #2, United Autosports
“It’s an incredibly competitive championship with very strong runners but yet again United did an incredible job. The reliability of this car has literally been 100% at every race. It didn’t miss a beat again today. I didn’t have any real issues apart from a little vibration at the front but that was probably down to some rubber pik-up and an LMP2 car that tried to overtake me into Maggots.”

Christian England, car #3, United Autosports
“My stints were really positive having made the call to stay out on slicks in the rain as we were hoping it was just a shower. It got quite heavy but the FCY came at the right time for us as it allowed the track to dry. Our pace was really strong I closed down the gap to the class leader before I pitted from P2 to hand over to Mike who then had a big shunt with a sudden stop and is battered and bruised. Unfortunately for him, a P2 car made a stupid move into Maggots which sent Mike heavily into the wall. It was a real shame as we were on for a very strong result if not the win. It’s racing and we will come back stronger for the next round at Spa which is my favourite race of the year!”

Zak Brown, Team Owner and Chairman, United Autosports
“Very happy to get another LMP3 Silverstone podium. Obviously disappointed after the pace the Oreca showed in LMP2 practice and qualifying but we can go into the final two races now knowing we’re definitely in with a podium shot. But the main thing today is that Mike [Guasch] is okay after a massive accident on what has been a sad day in motorsport."

Colin Noble, car #7, Nielsen Racing
“It was tricky at the start in the conditions and we struggled a little with the car – to get the most out of it. Saying that we ran as high as second and I was happy with the pace we were able to extract as the stint progressed. We could have gained a bit by staying out (on slicks) but we gained some back to by taking our long stop early, but we were looking good in what became a bit of a lottery out there.”


James Littlejohn, car #7, Nielsen Racing
“I made a clean start and a few people made mistakes so I was able to take advantage and then as the rain started to come down I was called in for wets but looking back, it was still grippy out there so perhaps we could have stayed out and make the slick tyre work. We were then back in the thick of it, but we’d made a setup change this weekend that wasn’t as beneficial as we had hoped. Perhaps the lack of practice played its role, but it was the same for everyone and I know now what I would have liked differently!  Nobu had a good two-hours plus to gain further experience, so there are a lot of positives to take to Spa.”

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