24h Le Mans
14/06/2020 - 18:31

24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual – Overall winner reactions

Three of the four drivers of Rebellion Williams Esport's #1 ORECA LMP – Louis Deletraz, Raffaele Marciello and Nikodem Wisniewski – share their joy in winning the first-ever 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual.
24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual – Overall winner reactions

Louis Deletraz: "Honestly it was an incredible experience. It was the longest night of my life and the last two hours were very stressful. I feel so good. We've worked with our simulators every day for the last three weeks. I want to thank my teammates. I am very happy."

Raffaele Marciello: "Everything I do, I try to do well. I knew I had really good teammates, so I had to train well the last three weeks. At the end I thought we had quite a good pace. We also have to thank Martin behind the scenes for the strategy and timing. I'm really happy, I wanted to win a sim race. I'm really proud of Nikodem and Kuba who are amazing sim drivers. We really wanted to take it seriously. I'm quite used to racing with a simulator because I did it from 2010 to 2015 something like that, but it's not easy because you don't have the outside feedback and it's easy to get distracted."

Nikodem Wisniewski: "It was stressful having that advantage to claim the victory because we needed to save the fuel. We noticed that we needed to save at least two laps on the fuel. I came on and just pushed the car to the limit while trying to make it to the finish line safely. We had to adapt our strategy because of the timing and the red flags. I had to save fuel, but I'm really happy with the work we've done. The car was amazing. I don't know what more to say. I'm really proud of the guys and to have such good teammates. The whole team worked really hard. Thank you so much."

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