The Ferrari 499Ps will start from second and third position at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, round three of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Fuoco-Molina-Nielsen, the number 50 Hypercar crew, are on the front row, while their teammates in the number 51, Pier Guidi-Calado-Giovinazzi, set off from the second.
Miguel Molina, 499P #50: “I think today we could have managed to be in pole position, but I got traffic in the last two sectors, but sometimes it happens. In any case, I was really happy with the car and my performance in the qualifying session. The team did an amazing job again. I keep repeating that we are learning a lot, but so far, we are doing a very good job. I'm really happy about the performance, but we keep in mind that the points and race are tomorrow. We are working to get closer to the Toyota, and tomorrow we will have the answer. Here you never know what can happen with the weather in Spa, so even if we expect a dry race, you never know. With my teammates, we will push to get a great result".
Antonio Giovinazzi, 499P #51: “It has been a rollercoaster qualifying, like the track at Spa. I think I did a very good lap in my last attempt, but unfortunately, I was on gravel, and I lost laptime there. I didn’t gain anything, and I lost my pole position. In the end, in any case, we are P2 and P3. That is very good for Ferrari. Let’s go and have a good race tomorrow. If we’d had a clean session, it would have been better, but we put the car on pole. The laptime was there, but these are the rules, we have to accept it. Tomorrow it will be a long race. At Spa, you never know what the weather will be. Let's hope for a clean race. I’m sure we can get a good result.”
Antonello Coletta, Head of Attività Sportive GT: “We are delighted with the performance of our cars today, despite just missing out on pole because of the cancellation of Giovinazzi’s time. Those are the rules, and you have to accept them. We showed we are competitive with both 499Ps, confirming an excellent start to the season for a very young project such as ours. The race will be long, the outcome difficult to predict partly because of the uncertain weather, but we will try to do everything to leave with another strong result.”
Ferdinando Cannizzo, Head of Endurance Race Cars: “The qualifying result makes us very happy, although it’s a little difficult to hide our disappointment about the time cancelled for the 51 and the lap that the 50 had to abort due to traffic. However, this result cannot distract us from tomorrow’s race, which we know we must prepare for very carefully if we want to consolidate our position in the standings”.