Antonio Fuoco called his pole in Hyperpole at Le Mans a “good lap” to media after the session.
Discussing the lap with a throng of journalists around him and phones and voice recorders thrust in his face, the Italian said, It was a good lap. I was really good lap. I gave everything.
“The first time I went out, I made a small mistake through Porsche corners, when I was behind the sister car. But I was on schedule to try two times and we just follow the plan.
“Then I focused on myself and I did a really, really clean lap.”
Fuoco did encounter traffic on his pole lap – but this didn’t seem to phase the affable Italian, who took it in his stride.
“I was a bit worried when I saw them, but then I took the car between Indianapolis and Arnage I saw that I didn’t lose much time, so it was good. And then I had a couple of LMP2s in front that they were on outlaps, so they moved. So it was quite clean lap,” he told the assembled media.
And finally, while getting pole at Le Mans is a big deal — Ferrari’s first overall pole since 1973, no less — the race is the big one. Fuoco is, of course, fully aware of this.
“Starting in front is always a good thing, but we also know that 24 hours is quite long. So, we’re going to have to be perfect throughout the race, and try to do our best,” he concluded.