CLRT – allez, allez!
With the new car, there is an even higher level of work compared to the previous one, but we are ready for every challenge.
For Florian and Steven there is no alternative than standing on a couple of podiums this season.
What can we look forward to next season?
What did you learn in your debut season that you want to implement right from the beginning of this season?
I learned that there is always room for improvement and we need to keep on working, even if we had a good result. Especially with the new car, there is an even higher level of work as with the previous one, but we are ready for every challenge this season.
What expectations do you have for hotshot Florian Latorre? What can we expect from Steven Palette?
For Florian and Steven there is no alternative than standing on a couple of podiums this season. The overall goal for the season 2021 is to win at least the Team Championship.
Being a small team do you feel a bit like the underdogs? What is the benefit of being small and relatively unknown?
I don’t know if it really is beneficial for us but in terms of logistics it is a bit better to be a smaller team. Since we have no ProAm or Rookie drivers in our team we only compete in the Overall Classification this season, so there’s no other option than winning.
You were a very successful Rookie in the series yourself. Do you have any tips for the Rookies this season on how they can use the awareness of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and design their career?
The Supercup Rookie Programme is doing a really great job helping young and ambitious drivers to become professional on every level. I would have been very happy back in my day to have had all the opportunities and help the Rookies of today get. The professional support might also be the reason why we are seeing Rookies on top of the podium in their very first Supercup season. My advice for the upcoming talents is to keep their motivation high and stay focused during race weekends.
What do you think of Porsche’s plans to promote sustainability in their one-make cups?
It is a great chance to preserve the way we drive and not go fully electric. It keeps the car sound as we know it and as long as they are sounding like that, it makes me happy. But also in terms of the environment, it helps a lot to make our sport more sustainable. Thank you for that, Porsche.
Côme, thank you so much for the chat.