Rebellion Racing are itching to get back to business as the FIA World Endurance Championship starts up again this weekend for the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo.
The race, taking place at Interlagos, the home of the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix, forms the fourth round of the 2013 WEC season, following a 10-week break after the Le Mans 24 Hours. Last year Rebellion racing managed to take 1st and 3rd in the LMP1 Team Trophy, taking fourth and sixth overall.
With only two factory entries from Audi and only one works Toyota, there is a good chance that the Rebellion drivers, Nick Heidfeld, Nicolas Prost and Mathias Bache, could end the weekend on the podium.
“I am really pleased to be back at Sao Paulo,” said Heidfeld. “Interlagos is a fantastic and very challenging track, I like it. It isn’t a very long lap, but it is demanding. We drive anti-clockwise and a special loading on the neck muscles is characteristic of the circuit. My favourite corner is number 6 – an uphill double right hander, fast and blind. There are no longer any challengers to us in the FIA Endurance LMP1 Team Trophy, so we will be aiming for the third place overall. It’s a reachable target, but we will need good fortune!”