Driver Quotes from Saturday at Le Mans
1st - Jochen Hahn
“It was not so easy especially in the start. I had too much wheelspin and I thought ‘this is not good’ but then I got up my speed and it was ok.
“Norbi (Kiss) and I touched but he gave me the place and then it was OK. After two laps my tyres came in – the wheelspin went away and then I could really push.
“I am very happy for me and my team. There was pressure not to do any mistakes but now I feel really good to have taken my fourth Championship.”
2nd – Nobert Kiss
“I made a good start, and I could keep my position apart from the chicane when I had to go off the road. I gave my place back to Jochen (Hahn) and then it was OK.
“I tried to stay with him but either he was quicker or I got slower and I couldn’t really stay with him although I was close. I am really happy though because it is a huge improvement for the team from last year and we have made really good progress.”
3rd – Adam Lacko
“I am disappointed.
“I knew I had to attack at the start and Norbert and I touched and it broke something in the steering, I think.
“After that it was really difficult because I had really bad understeer so I suppose third is not too bad but it is the end for my championship.”
Quotes taken immediately after the race
1st – Anthony Janiec (subsequently excluded)
“For me it is difficult because I had a little contact with Lenz and then I think Lenz and Ellen had a big contact so I feel bad for that.
“I am happy to win, of course, and at Le Mans, but it is difficult for me to feel too happy. I feel bad for the other drivers.”
2nd – Steffi Halm
“I saw a big screen with the damage (the two red flag incidents) and I thought ‘Wow!’.
“On the restart, I was never really in a position to attack Janiec and I made a small mistake at the start of the race and I lost some time.”
3rd – René Reinert
“It was a long time to have the helmet on, nearly two hours I think!
“Although we were racing pretty hard Jochen (Hahn) was protecting me not so much attacking me, as nobody wanted a third restart!
“I hope it is all ok for them for tomorrow.”