Daytona 24 (2019)
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Motorsport.com columnist Jan Magnussen was left gutted by such difficult start to his title defense, but is upbeat about the pace that the Corvette C7.R showed as it starts its sixth year of IMSA competition.
Following the 57th Rolex 24 Hours that saw 47 cars embroiled in torrid battles with each other, the elements and misfortune, it’s difficult to pick just 10 standout drivers from the 180-plus participants. Difficult, but not impossible…
Christian Fittipaldi says he is “at peace” with himself after his driving career came to a close with a disappointing run in last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Felipe Nasr regrets the fact that his "fantastic" battle for the lead in last weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona with fellow ex-Formula 1 racer Fernando Alonso was cut short by red flags.
Pastor Maldonado has hailed his “special” first win as a sportscar driver following his LMP2 class triumph with DragonSpeed in last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Alex Zanardi says his maiden experience of the Rolex 24 at Daytona was “by far more sweet than bitter” despite the issues that left his BMW bottom of the GT Le Mans class.
The #31 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R was narrowly defeated in the torrid scrap for Rolex 24 at Daytona victory, but team manager Gary Nelson says the AXR crew can move onto the Sebring 12 Hours with their heads held high.
Townsend Bell, one of four drivers to score a podium in the Rolex 24 at Daytona for AIM Vasser-Sullivan on the squad’s IMSA debut, says he’s “super proud” of the result from a team that was only a “possibility” six months ago.
Oliver Gavin says the disasters that befell Corvette Racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona were largely a result of bad luck in the torrential rain, and that the venerable American coupes were fast in the dry.
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Richard Westbrook, part of the Ford GT crew that overcame a five lap deficit to lead the GT Le Mans class in the closing stages of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, has described missing out on the win as “really, really tough to take.”
Alexander Rossi believes that his #7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 could definitely have won the Rolex 24 at Daytona had the race stayed dry.
Fernando Alonso added the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona to his 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours success, and hailed his Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac team for giving him an “amazing experience”.
The Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac team scored victory in a Rolex 24 at Daytona cut short by bad weather, as Fernando Alonso won the American classic at his second attempt.
Legendary team boss Roger Penske says the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona was run in the worst weather conditions he’s ever seen in his long history in the sport.
Fernando Alonso held a narrow lead for Wayne Taylor Racing over Action Express Racing's Felipe Nasr heading into the final two hours of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, before the race was red-flagged for a second time.
One of Acura Team Penske's two contenders dropped out of contention with just over four hours left of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, as Action Express Racing led under caution amid heavy rain.
The 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona was red-flagged for more than 90 minutes due to standing water on track, before finally resuming with five-and-a-half hours to go.
Fernando Alonso has produced one of the great drives of his career in the streaming conditions afflicting the Rolex 24 at Daytona, pulling away from his rivals at the rate of 2-3 seconds per lap.