24 Hours of Le Mans: Ferrari deny Sebastien Buemi his fifth victory – rts.ch

24 Hours of Le Mans: Ferrari deny Sebastien Buemi his fifth victory – rts.ch

Ferrari denied Sebastien Buemi his fifth victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Along with New Zealander Brendon Hartley and Japan’s Ryo Hirakawa, Fudoa finished second.

The event definitely turned in the Italian team’s favour, an hour and 45 minutes from the end when Ryo Hirakawa braked badly and hit a pile of tyres. Then he had to go through the pits. Back in Sarthe, in the first category, after a 50-year absence, Scuderia is a great success.

The trio of Alessandro Pier Guidi (ITA), James Calado (England) and Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA) mostly took the helm, legitimizing their success. Secondly, Sebastien Buemi holds 4 victories at Le Mans (2018, 2019, 2020, 2022). This remains his ninth stand since 2013.

Buemi admits Ferraris were ‘faster’

ferrariShe was a little faster than us from the start. We really gave it our all. It’s normal to be a bit disappointed but we have no regrets. The start of the race wasn’t bad. With the heat, the tires worked better for us. After that, it was very difficult with rain and night. The safety car got us back into the race, but we had a little trouble keeping the front tires at the right temperature. At the end of the race, when the heat came back, we got back a few hairs of the beast. But overall, we’ve been slower. You must acceptBuemi detailed.

On the reasons, the pilot replies:I have my own little idea. That’s the way it is, you have to accept and move on. True, it is a little disappointing. I get the impression that we dominated the beginning of the year and there we couldn’t really fight, or we took huge risks“.

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