Tristan Vautier: “Weird to be at the weigh-in as a reservist”

A few days after having experienced a return as unexpected as it was successful in IndyCar, Tristan Vautier was present at the weigh-in of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in his role as a reserve for Chip Ganassi Racing.

Published on 08/06/2024 à 10:17

Valentin GLO

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Tristan Vautier: “Weird to be at the weigh-in as a reservist”

Tristan Vautier in Detroit - Photo: Chris Owens

Tristan Vautier, here you are at Le Mans a few days after Detroit in IndyCar. You are going to get behind the wheel of the Cadillac during the Test Day, how do you feel?

I'm happy to have driven last week and happy to be here at Le Mans with Chip Ganassi Racing which is a team that is always rewarding to be associated with. It's also great to be with Cadillac, a manufacturer with whom I spent quite a few years in the DPi category in IMSA.

Will your latest experiences at Le Mans, notably with Vanwall last year in Hypercar, help you for Test Day on Sunday?

It is certain that having done the race for the last two years gives me a bit of a head start for Sunday. It's quite strange to be at the opening ceremony as just a reserve pilot. It's a pretty special feeling, but once again I'm happy to be here and looking forward to being behind the wheel on Sunday.

Do you know what your driving plan will be for Sunday?

Not yet ! I don't think I'll do a lot of tours due to my role as a reservist.

Comments collected by Michaël Duforest, in Le Mans.

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Valentin GLO

Journalist. Endurance reporter (WEC, IMSA, ELMS, ALMS) and sometimes F1 or IndyCar.

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