“2007 was obviously completely unexpected – to finish second then was extraordinary,” the Frenchman mused. “2009 was enormously satisfying, too. This year, when we switched over to soft tyres during the night, we could start to seriously fight back. We couldn't get the car to work on the medium tyres, but on the softs it was a completely different story – it was almost like two different races for us, and that was what made the difference in the end. We have developed an extremely reliable car, though, and we can't be ashamed of our result.”
If Messieurs Pagenaud and Bourdais were pleased, then Lamy emphatically was not, the Portuguese ace bemoaning the fact that he was left out of the car for practically the entire second half of the race.
“The team decided to keep going with Seb and Simon,” he rued. “Of course I would have liked to have driven more. I wasn't very happy, but it was the team's decision and I accepted it.”