Maserati MC12 -  Copyright Maserati/Studio Mazzi
 

Pit & paddock

San Luis - ARGENTINA
23/11/2008

Bertolini/Bartels 

Comments after the race at San Luis

23/11/2008 - San Luis
Harald Jakob Wester: «I am very happy. This is an important victory and we will keep on working in order to repeat it next year.«

Andrea Bertolini: «It was an extremely tough race; every time I moved ahead, the car would pick up dust and sand and would become uncontrollable. This is why I tried to drive it as smoothly as possible in order to make sure it made it to the finish line because an accident would have ruined everything. When I jumped in the car to run the last decisive laps, I felt an enormous responsibility weighing on me, but luckily everything went fine.»

Michael Bartels: «The tracks condition was really difficult and this turned the race -which should have been a stroll in the park- into a sort of lottery in which anything could happen. In the end we once again emerged as champions and this is what counts. I would like to thank Stephane Sarrazin and Eric van de Poele from here in Argentina for the fantastic job they did in Spa, enabling us to win the 24 Hour, which once again proved to be the key race to win the championship. I'd also like to emphasize the great job the San Luis community did in creating this circuit in just nine months.»

 

 

 

 

Andrea Bertolini 

Comments after the qualifying at San Luis

22/11/2007 - San Luis
Andrea Bertolini: «We are very confident for the race of tomorrow, considering the position of ours competitors for the title.»


Andrea Bertolini (2): «Our practices day it is conditioned by the heavy ballast weight, but on the final lap I have the margin to g ain the first row. I'm satisfied for the work of the team regarding set up and balance of the car.»