Enthusiasts "Hard to endure": Ferraris painful Monza defeat

19:55  20 july  2021
19:55  20 july  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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"That's the most disappointing second place I've ever had." - James Calado does not even try to find out. Ferrari has suffered a bitter defeat against Porsche at the home game in Monza. And that, though everything really had spoken for the jumping horse.

"That's hard to accept. That was the race we really wanted to win. But Porsche seemed to have the certain extra," says a stunned Calado. "It was so tight. In the end, a round was missing in the fuel. We got a risk in the hope that there would be a Slow zone or FCY."

The AF Corse Ferrari # 51 (Pier Guidi / Calado) dueled the entire race over the leadership with the Porsche # 92 (Estre / Jani). The Porsche used a FCY in the last hour to insert a needed Splash & Dash, Ferrari renounced it.

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Alessandro Pier Guidi put pressure in the final phase Kevin Estre powerful, but had to turn two minutes before the end of the pit stop. Pier Guidi is sure that Porsche had a minimal advantage in the range in this race.

"You have shown us that you could drive a round longer. In addition, you had a tick more speed. That's why it has been very difficult for us today. I think we did a good job and given everything. With another FCY Everything would have been okay. We have given everything and proked. It did not get up, but we had nothing to lose. "

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The Ferrari # 51 took over the lead, when Calado snapped Neel Jani at a restart. But this took the guidance back to the next pit stop. From then on, the # 92 kept her tight advantage and remained at the top despite the splash under FCY.

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For Ferrari, the defeat is not only bitter because it was beaten in front of a native backdrop. Also, everything said for AF Corse. The Ferrari is considered the better straight-ahead vehicle in the GTE Pro, while the Porsche is more of the cornering eater. Of course, it's all about nuances, but this is exactly this counting in the fight for fractions.

Porsche found with a set-up knee with a shallow wing and less ground clearance behind a way to equalize this advantage of Ferrari. Straight now the 911 RSR-19 was more than equal to the 488 GTE Evo.

also the automated balance of performance played Ferrari with a ten-kilo advantage in the cards. Where exactly there was Ferrari out of hand, can not really say, because no mistake has left the driver or team.

ultimately it brought Porsche insert ladder Alex stealing at 'Sport1' to the point: "Ferrari was Bockstark and Bockschnell, but we were buckstarchers and bockfast." James Calado takes the defeat as an incentive: "Congratulations to you to have beaten us on a local floor. But we have taken good points and will give even more in Le Mans now!"

A small consolation patch was there for AF Corse with the victory in the GTE at the Francois Perrodo, Nicklas Nielsen and Alessio Rovera imported a resounding victory after the TF-Sport Aston-Martin # 33 (Keating / Pereira / Fraga ) with a tire damage after two hours had adopted from the decision. It was her second season win after the 6 hours of Spa.

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