Maldonado in Shanghai: "We have a good pace"


November 18, 2018 1:15 p.m.
Updated November 19, 2018 09:32 AM

The trio of the Dragon Speed ​​team, formed by the Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado, the Mexican Roberto González and the British Anthony Davidson, won yesterday the third best classification for "Six hours of Shanghai" in its category.

He will start from a privileged position to secure his first triumph in the FIA-endorsed Enduro World Championship 2018-2019.

Maldonado's team left an average time of 1: 49.857 to complete the top 3 of the LMP2 grid, slightly surpassed by the two Team Jackie Chan Racing cars, with times of 1: 48.888 and 1: 49.138 respectively.

The triple Dragon Speed ​​led the final morning practice on the dry track when Britain's Anthony Davidson set a 1: 50.90 record in the 5,451 meter Chinese track drawn by Hermann Tilke and Peter Wahl.

"We have a good rhythm, although the car still does not assimilate well the intermediate rubber. We will try to use them as little as possible during the race," said the aragüeño.

"We are facing a fast but very technical route at the same time, so the management of resources will be fundamental in those six hours, where the precipitation factor should not be discarded," he added.

In the LMP1 category, the Pole went to Toyota Gazoo Racing's No. 7 car, by Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María "Pechito" López, followed by trio Fernando Alonso – Kazuki Nakajima – Sebastien Buemi and Rebellion and Bruno's Rebellion 1 Senna – Neel Jani-André Lotterer.

"We do not work hard in the dry, knowing it will rain in the race, so all the information on Friday will be valid, it will be tighter than ever, we have to make a perfect race to ensure the first and second place," he said. Alfe Efe.

The Six Hours of Shanghai will be the last race of this year in the World of Resistance. The season will be completed in 2019 with the 1,000 miles of Sebring, the six hours of Spa and the 24 hours of Le Mans.


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