The No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTE-Am team started and finished the 6 Hours of Silverstone race in the same fourth place class position. Sunday's Round 4 race of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship marks the half-way point of the 8-race schedule. Today was also Team owner/driver Tracy Krohn's birthday. The Krohn Racing Team had hoped to celebrate his birthday and a victory this afternoon but it was not meant to be.
Michele Rugolo was the qualifying and starting driver. Tracy handled the second and fourth stint with Rugolo piloting in between. Swede Nic Jönsson took the final double stint duties to bring the Ferrari home in fourth place after completing 165 laps, one lap down from the class winner.
QUOTES: TRACY W. KROHN, Krohn Racing Team Owner/Driver, No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTE-Am: "In my first stint the car started out very good, very stable. The tires were great and the car felt really good. Going into Turn #3 I got hit by one of the Audis who spun in front of me. I was very fortunate not to take more damage than I had. There was no place for me to go. In my second stint we decided to go out on used tires to try to double stint the tires, which was probably a good decision. Unfortunately, I got hit early in the stint. Again, it was not anything I could control. I got driven wide again, maintained a lot of pick-up on the tires and had a lot of oversteer in the car and was just really trying to hang on. I didn't really have much traction at all and even with traction control it didn't make much difference.
It's okay though. As occurs quite a bit when we have incidents happen at the race and we don't finish the race or things didn't quite go well for us, I get these little reminders. It's always the same thing....some person in a wheelchair that's driving the wheelchair with their tongue or missing body parts or something like that. Inevitably it happens. It always happens. Here today at the end of the race, one of the marshals out there in the orange suit has one leg and he has to peddle with the other leg just to get around. So, you know, you put thing in perspective and you've got no problems. We're halfway through the season and life is pretty good. I've had worse birthday presents than finishing fourth at Silverstone."
NIC JONSSON, No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 GTE-Am: