Andrea Piccini on 2019 racing season: “It has been a good one, often fastest among Ferrari cars and close to win two races”

Just in the last race in Portimao, Andrea Piccini and his team mates on the Ferrari 488 Gte managed to conquer an important podium in the 2019 European Le Mans Series. “It was certainly a positive year – commented the italian driver – we were almost always the fastest among the Ferraris and in Barcelona, ​​in the second race, we took pole with a considerable advantage over all. Only a few mistakes precluded us from winning at Spa while in Portugal, a safety car period cut off us from the win. Nevertheless, the season was very good for our crew. In particular, I am happy with my performance, as I was often the fastest among the Ferrari drivers. The ranking does not reflect our actual potential and what we have shown, but the points count in the end“. And what about Le Mans Cup? “Difficult to judge. Unlike ELMS, in which we always had a very competitive and reliable car, in the two races of Le Mans Cup series we were tormented by problems. An issue on power steering stopped us after only two laps at Spa, when we were leading, while an abnormal degradation of the rear brakes made the car very difficult to drive for the entire race in Portimao“. How you evaluate Sergio Pianezzola and Claudio Schiavoni’s season? “It will be enough to mention the 24 Hours of Le Mans: we have achieved an incredible result, with Pianezzola and Schiavoni both making their debut in the most famous car marathon in the world. We were able to complete the race, demonstrating even in this circumstance that we are almost always the fastest among the Ferraris, so happy with both the performance and having seen the checkered flag in such a difficult race“.

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