Phil and Filipe secure hard-earned fourth place at Monza

Phil Hanson and Filipe Albuquerque claimed a hard-earned fourth place in the second round of the European Le Mans Series at Monza in Italy today (12 May). Phil started the race as usual in the #22 United Autosports Ligier, lining-up eighth on the grid.

At mid-distance Phil ran fourth and with just 70mins remaining, handed over the #22 to Filipe, Albuquerque resuming in fourth place, a position the Portuguese maintained to the chequered flag.

Phil commented: “Fourth place seemed out of our reach earlier in the weekend and I think if everyone else’s race had gone to plan I don’t think we would have been that high up. We struggled with pace this weekend, even against the sister car.

In terms of the championship, we are still in the hunt as the points all count towards the end goal. We need to stay consistent. We have our stronger tracks coming up where we have a good set-up, but in total today we drove to the best of our ability.”


Monza, Italy

12 May 2019

Phil and Filipe secure hard-earned fourth place at Monza


May 12
P4 #4HMONZA. A great improvement on last year’s P10 so happy with that. Good work @UnitedAutosport team @AlbuquerqueFil. Always room for improvement though. Roll on RD3 @Circuitcat_eng #4HBARCELONA in July.
May 11
P9 in quali - we're ready, the #22 @LigierAutomotiv is ready. Game face on until we see the 🏁#BeUnited @EuropeanLMS @UnitedAutosport #4HMONZA
May 10
FP1 done and #22 posted P13. Good to have @AlbuquerqueFil back sharing driving duties! More track action needed tomorrow in FP2 before quali @EuropeanLMS #4HMONZA @UnitedAutosport
May 9
Clocked up decent miles in dry yesterday morning in prep for the weekend - P6. Wet in afternoon so just the one lap then decided to stay in the dry! ☔@EuropeanLMS #4HMONZA @UnitedAutosport #BeUnited
May 8
All the (local) timings ⏱️you’ll need for RD2 @EuropeanLMS #4HMONZA @Autodromo_Monza 🇮🇹 @UnitedAutosport #BeUnited- FP 1: 11:15 Duration: 90mins- FP 2: 09:00 Duration: 90mins - Quali - LMP2: 14:20 Duration: 10 mins - Race: 12:00 Duration: 240mins
May 6
It may be a Bank Holiday for most people but for me it’s time to get in the zone for @EuropeanLMS RD2 @Autodromo_Monza #4HMONZA at the weekend!
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