A well-deserved potential win for Miguel Molina and Antonio Fuoco faded in the final seconds of an intense 6 Hours of Monza, fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, forced to refuel with two laps left, in a race that nonetheless saw the pair on the podium alongside team-mates Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado, third at the finish and new leaders in the standings. In the LMGTE Am class, historic podium for Iron Dames Bovy-Gatting-Frey, the first in the world championship for an all-female crew.
Track Temp51.80 ºCHour 1
Air Temp31.50 ºCHour 1
Track Temp52.50 ºCHour 6
Air Temp33.20 ºCHour 6
AF Corse#52M. MOLINA / A. FUOCO
Gap from leader19.412
AF Corse#51A. PIER GUIDI / J. CALADO
Gap from leader47.699
We had just a couple of minutes to go for the win, but I'm happy for the team because everyone did a perfect job.
The car was great today and we were forced to stop to refuel just enough to make it to the race finish. Our race was mistake-free, unfortunately luck was not on our side. A podium in Monza is always special and I want to thank Ferrari because everyone always works very hard, trying to improve every time and today we came close to success. I think we have taken a step forward this year and we are fighting alongside our team-mates. Now we will prepare for Fuji, a track that I like, where we expect lower temperatures than here.
Miguel Molina #52
It's a pity we couldn't win because we were fast today, we worked well and the race was developing in the right way, problem-free.
One detail made the difference and cost us the win, which we regret because we could have brought home some important points. But that's the way sports are. I remain positive for the future, we will try to improve further, avoid mistakes to try to win. We will be returning to Japan after a few years and usually the weather is difficult to predict but, having an earlier date than usual, maybe it will be easier.
Alessandro Pier Guidi #51
Iron Dames#85R. FREY / M. GATTING / S. BOVY
GAP FROM LEADER1 Lap
Iron Lynx#60C. SCHIAVONI / M. CRESSONI / G. FISICHELLA