Ferrari’s only representative in the six GTLM class competed for pace in the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, with Karado, Alessandropia Gidi, Daviderigon and Jules Goonon finishing fourth.
Piagidi ran to second place in the second half of the stage after landing during the alert period, but the Italians couldn’t resist either the Augusto Farfus BMW M8 GTE or the Nicky Catsburg Corvette C8.R. .. race.
The lack of linear speed due to the balance of performance in the GTLM class was cited by the team as the main reason for Ferrari’s lack of competitiveness.
“”Thanks to Giuseppe [Risi, team owner] Come back [to Daytona]”Ferrari FIA World Endurance Championship regular Karado said.
“”He is very passionate and we are here to race fairly, so it is very disappointing that it is not recognized correctly. And it’s a shame that we suffer a significant disadvantage compared to our competitors.
“It’s hard to start over, but let’s continue working as we do now and see what happens in the future.”
Piagidi gave a similar opinion to his full-time WEC teammate Karado, but the Italians were happy to win the fastest lap at least in the GTLM class.
“I’ve been a little frustrated because I haven’t had a fair BoP ever since I came here with GTR MF488. I’m really sick of Giuseppe. He’s very passionate and spends a lot of money and effort. You Spent to compete for exhaustion and expect others to be debilitated so that they can move up.
“I hope someday there will be a fair competition for the Daytona.”
Despite Ferrari’s lack of raw pace, Rishi enjoyed a fairly trouble-free run. After Briton got entangled with the LMP3 car at the chicane at the bus stop, he was only delayed by a short spin of Karado, a drive-through penalty and a second penalty. To pitch while the pit is closed.
Rick Mayer, the team’s chief engineer, said: Everything else had a power advantage in our Ferrari. This is a rule imbalance and is simply out of the control of the team.
“It was a exhausting and lucky race for us, but it didn’t go our way. The car was well balanced. All drivers were happy with the average car and with great pit work There were no strategic errors, but no pace. All drivers and crew did a great job.
“It’s hard to stay up for more than 36 hours because I know I’ll only move forward if someone else has a problem. Two days will be longer.”
Risi has not yet confirmed plans for the rest of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.
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