This weekend marks the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at the famous Nürburgring circuit in the Eifel Mountains. In the run-up to the race weekend, WEC-Magazin spoke to Porsche driver Wolf Henzler on his preparations for his home race and the KCMG team’s performance so far this season.
WM: Wolf, how would you describe the season so far for KCMG?
WH: “I think you can say that we haven’t been getting the rub of the green in the WEC so far this season. The whole team did a fantastic job in Silverstone, Spa and Le Mans, but additional pit stops and repair work always put a spanner in the works.”
WM: Were you able to gather some important information for the development of the car in Le Mans?
WH: “Of course. At Le Mans we drivers spend lots of time in the car and drive many kilometres. What’s more, we were in pretty good shape in wet conditions at La Sarthe.”
WM: What are your thoughts on your upcoming home race? Is there more pressure in front of the home crowd or do you approach each WEC race in the same way?
WH: “I am very optimistic about this weekend’s race at the Nürburgring and am looking forward to driving in front of the home fans. But the pressure isn’t any different to the other races.”
WM: What are your goals for the Nürburgring? What would be a realistic result for you?
WH: “Things have been mixed up after the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We should be in with a chance of a podium if things go to plan.”
WM: What are your memories of the Nürburgring over the years? Any that stand out?
WH: “There are certainly some that stand out when I look back. I have fond memories of the Porsche Carrera Cup race here on the GP Strecke. But I also have many memories of the Nordschleife, including my third place here in the 24-hour race in 2015.”
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