WEC上海6小时,现场专访勒芒总冠军Timo!

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​【勒芒冠军Timo专访现场】​【勒芒冠军Timo专访现场】

跑车世界现场专访Timo,see you in Shanghai! ——法国勒芒24小时,在你拿下全场总冠军时,我们现场约定上海见!上周末,小丘期待已久的WEC上海6小时在上赛开战,祝贺保时捷提前一站卫冕WEC年度厂商和车手总冠军,也再次祝贺你拿下了第二个年度总冠军。赛前小编对这位勒芒冠军车手——Timo Bernhard进行了面对面的独家专访,下面就看看超级赛车粉和顶级赛车手都聊了什么话题。

Last weekend, a long-awaited WEC Shanghai 6h started. Congratulations to Porsche and Timo Bernhard! An early title decision at round eight of nine on the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC calendar last Sunday. The second driver’s world championship in the WEC for Timo Bernhard after 2015. Before race, we interviewed the two-time Le Mans Winner: Timo Bernhard.

【保时捷第19个勒芒冠军】【保时捷第19个勒芒冠军】

Q: Back at Le Mans, when I witnessed you crossing the finish line and claiming the 19th overall win for Porsche (your second overall Le Mans win), I was so emotional that I cried. And later when I watched the video of the race, thru the screen I saw your tears , too. Was this your first cry in your career? Could you share the feeling of that moment?

小丘:在勒芒,我看到你冲过终点线,为保时捷赢得第19冠的那一刻,我感动得哭了。当再次回看比赛视频,我发现你也落泪了,这是你职业生涯第一次落泪吗?能和我们分享一下那一刻的心情吗?

Timo: Yes, it’s true it’s the first time I actually cried in the race car. It was such a moment. Also I think two things came together. One was like a dream coming true to win Le Mans overall for Porsche. And the second one was also how the race went because we are starting the racing with a promising position we are the leader, I was good with good confidence and the start was ok. And then with this problem early on which looks like with no possibility of winning any more so it was really hearted for us. Then we just drove and pushed like hell and in the end you know, you still achieve something which seems not possible so it was very deep emotions. It was like roller-coaster. It’s something that not many people could achieve so it was very very special which I will always remember.

Timo:确实,那是我赛车职业生涯第一次流泪,因为那是非常值得记忆的时刻。首先,我们实现了为保时捷赢得勒芒总冠军的梦想。其次,整个比赛过程非常曲折,我们在比赛前期一直处于领先位置,顺利的开始让我们对整场比赛非常有信心。但是后来发生的那次故障很让人伤心,我们好像已经没有了夺冠的机会!最后,我们只能用尽全力向前不断推进再推进,终于完成了一个看起来不可能完成的任务,整个比赛过程非常令人激动,心情就像坐过山车一样。这不是很多人都能做到的,所以具有非常特殊的意义,我也会一直铭记。

【Timo / Team75 Bernhard】【Timo / Team75 Bernhard】

​Q: After Le Mans 24h, I saw you fly to Goodwood Festival of Speed, and then fly to SPA 24 hours for your own team (Team75 Bernhard). I think many friends want to know the difference between a factory driver and team owner?

小丘:勒芒的比赛以后,你还去了古德伍德速度节,然后又飞去参加斯帕,带领自己的车队参加斯帕24小时耐力赛。很多朋友都想知道你这两种身份——厂队车手和车队老板之间有何区别呢?

Timo: Something completely different for sure, but something which could be combined in the future. I mean I’m in very great relationship with Porsche for a long career, nearly 20 years. So I started a team a couple of years ago and now also try to move it up to the rings. The latter fit very well and I have to thank Porsche for giving me support and trust as a team owner. We‘re a young team but I mean in SPA 24h we did very very good. I think the team has a brightfuture.

Timo:这肯定是完全不同的,将来可能会将两者结合起来。在职业生涯中,我与保时捷一直保持着很好的关系,大约有20年了。几年前,我才开始组建自己的车队(2010年成立Team75 Bernhard),现在就是努力推动车队更进一步的向前发展。我觉得后者非常适合我,也非常感谢保时捷给予我们车队支持和信任。我们车队还很年轻,但在今年的斯帕24小时比赛中做的非常好,这是一支非常优秀的车队,有着光明的前景。

【Team75 Bernhard】【Team75 Bernhard】

​Q: Yes, I saw that race, Team75 won 4th place. Which race will your team (Team75)plan to attend next year?I know the team will go for the ADAC GT Masters and other 24-hour race like SPA or Nurburgring.

小丘:我看了那场比赛(Team75首次参加斯帕24小时),你的车队获得了全场第四名。你的车队明年准备参加什么比赛?我知道Team75会继续参加ADAC GT Masters及其他24小时耐力赛,比如斯帕和纽格柏林吗?

Timo: Yes, I would definitely go for GT Masters again for this German GT championship which is very good. It’s developing very well. And we plan to do the SPA 24h again. And we plan as well to do the Nurburgring 24h, but it’s not 100% sure, but it’s something we would like to do. I wanna be more involved with the team to help the team developing. But for sure I will stay in Porsche also as a driver. So it’s the future it’s gonna be. And definitely it’s a different thing if you are not driving or if you are a team owner, because the last decision I have to take to be able to steer the team for good future, but you have to take different actions of being a driver. It’s a different job but I like it.

Timo:是的,我们一定还会参加ADAC GT Masters,这项在德国举行的GT赛事发展得非常好。我们还计划再参加一次斯帕24小时耐力赛,纽格柏林24小时耐力赛也有计划参加,但后者并不是100%的确定。我希望有更多时间和车队一起工作,帮助车队快速的成长。但我肯定还会继续做保时捷厂队车手,未来的计划大概就是这样。当然,当你不参加比赛或者你是车队老板的时候,情况就完全不一样。作为车队的管理者,你需要为车队做更好的发展规划,这和车手需要做的事情完全不一样,虽然这是两种不同的工作,但二者我都很喜欢。

【来自上海站粉丝的欢迎】【来自上海站粉丝的欢迎】

​Q: I hope I can see Team75 race in Shanghai like WEC GTE .

小丘:我希望在上海能看到你的Team 75车队比赛,就像我们看到WEC GT车队一样。

Timo: Maybe in a couple of years. We never know, step by step. Keep your fingers crossed for us.

Timo:或许几年后吧,我们永远不知道未来会怎样,一步步来,为我们祝福吧。

【赛车手Timo Bernhard】【赛车手Timo Bernhard】

​Q: When you were only 10 years old, you won the first title at the Junior Karting. Can you share some childhood stories of yourself?

小丘:当你只有10岁的时候就赢得了青少年卡丁车赛冠军,你能和我们分享一下你的童年故事吗?

Timo: I just turned 10 and I started the first race probably at just 9. I’m always a big fan of motor sport, following everything of Formula 1. The time of 80s was not like now – it was more limited. My father was a racing driver, a hobby racing driver, always paid for it. But I was always with him. I think at the age of 5, I was already at Nordschleife watching and seeing my dad race. I was always a big fan of motor sport. So at 10 years old age when I was possible to do go-karting, he reminded me. He said:“Ok, there was possibility.” So I went and fell in love. I mean to be honest as a young kid I wanted to be a racing driver myself but I didn’t know how it works. When you are young you don’t know what to find money and sponsor-ship. You don’t care. You just want to drive. Just like drive.

Timo:是的,我刚满10岁就赢得了青少年卡丁车赛冠军,而在9岁时就开始了第一场比赛。我从小是赛车运动的狂热爱好者,追随有关F1的一切,上个世纪80年代不像现在,那时候条件很有限。我父亲是一名赛车手,一名业余付费车手。我当时也希望成为一名赛车手,所以我就一直和他在一起。在我5岁的时候,我就在纽北观看我父亲的比赛。因为我非常热爱赛车运动,所以当我年满10岁可以开卡丁车比赛的时候,老爸说:“那就试试呗。”于是我就去尝试并爱上了赛车运动。老实说,我只知道我要成为一名赛车手,小时候不知道如何做,年轻的时候又不知道如何筹集资金或去哪里可以拉到赞助。然而,这些都不在乎,就是想开车,就是喜欢开车。

【赛车手Timo Bernhard】【赛车手Timo Bernhard】

​Q: You became Porsche factory driver when you were only 21 years old and won the GT class at Le Mans. You got your first Le Mans over-all win in 2010, and built a new distance record of 5410 km. I’m proud of you. I want to know which race is most impressive in your career?

小丘:你在21岁的时候就成了保时捷厂队车手并且当年就赢得了勒芒24小时耐力赛GT组别的冠军。2010年你赢得了第一个勒芒总冠军,并创造了5410公里的里程新记录(至今无人打破这个勒芒24小时耐力赛的里程记录)。我想知道在你的职业生涯中哪场比赛令你印象最深刻?

Timo: Probably Le Mans this year because like I said, starting at normal, and then we hit the bottom. And did something that was impossible. (from P54 to P1) It’s probably the most incredible and if you get the victory after you didn’t think about it anymore, that‘s something special. It’s probably this race because it’s the craziest thing.

Timo:大概就是今年的勒芒了,就像我刚才说的那样,开局不错,之后落到队尾,但最终赢得了比赛。这可能是最不可思议的事情。(从故障修复后全场第54位,一直上到第一位)我们赢得了意想不到的冠军,具有非常特殊的意义,印象最深刻的可能就是这场比赛了,因为这是一场最疯狂的比赛。

【 Timo 为粉丝的签名】【 Timo 为粉丝的签名】

​Q: Yes! It’s very crazy and I couldn’t sleep the whole night . I just watched the screen in the Porsche Hospi to see your race. After Porsche quits WEC LMP1, which race will you attehd?

小丘:是的,很疯狂,整晚上我都没睡着,在保时捷VIP室盯着屏幕转播看你比赛。保时捷退出WEC LMP1之后,你会参加什么比赛?

Timo: At the moment, I will stay as a Porsche factory driver for sure next year. But the program isn’t fixed. I mean I wanna do more with my team so I need to see how it fits out. I mean definitely there’s nothing else at the moment than GT. But it’s good racing, a bit back to the rules but it will be on the other hand more exciting. Maybe I’ll do a couple of races with my team. We have to see how it works out but the program is not finalized yet, just have to wait a little bit longer.

Timo:从目前情况来看,我明年肯定会继续做保时捷的工厂车手,但具体的项目还没有定下来。我想和我们的团队一起做更多的事情,一切还要看事情进展如何。就目前保时捷赛车运动来看,没有什么比GT系列赛更重要,这是很不错的比赛,虽然有点墨守陈规,但它更令人兴奋。我也许会带着我们的团队进行几场比赛,但是这个计划还没有最后确定,还需要再等一段时间。

【赛车手Timo Bernhard】【赛车手Timo Bernhard】

​【Timo Bernhard】他是保时捷厂队车手,9岁坐进卡丁车驾驶座舱开始赛车;10岁赢得人生的第一个冠军(青少年卡丁)。

Timo Bernhard】He is a Porsche factory driver. He started karting race at the age of 9. At the age of ten, he won the first title at the junior karting slalom.

1999年进入保时捷赛车运动体系成为青年车手,两年后成为德国保时捷卡雷拉杯PCCD年度冠军;2002年,21岁的他正式成为保时捷厂队车手,并在当年就为保时捷拿下了勒芒24小时GT组别冠军,也是从这时候开始,斩获勒芒overall冠军成为他职业生涯奋斗的最大目标之一;

In 1999, he became a Porsche Junior driver, and two year later was the winner of Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. In 2002, at the age of 21, he was just becoming a Porsche factory driver and won the 24 hours of Le Mans GT class champion for Porsche. At that moment he said he had to take an overall winner of Le Mans, because it was the biggest goal of his career.

2003年拿下职业生涯第一个overall冠军——戴通那24小时。

In 2003 he won the Daytona 24h as his first overall champion.

2006-2008年驾驶LMP2组别战车保时捷RS Spyder超越LMP1组别,拿下美洲勒芒系列11个overall冠军。​

2006-2008 he drove Porsche RS Spyder (LMP2) and beyond LMP1 group, won the ALMS 11-time overall champion.

2010年圆梦勒芒,overall冠军拿下!2014年成为WEC世界冠军;2017年如愿为保时捷拿下第19个overall冠军,就在上周末提前加冕2017年WEC世界冠军。他是纽伯格林的常胜将军,5个纽伯格林24h和3个WEC纽伯格林6h的overall冠军;戴通那、赛百灵、奥斯汀、上赛、富士、墨西哥、勒芒、纽伯格林等等等等,都有他征服的印记。他是世界的冠军、是小丘的男神、是车队的老板、是保时捷的——Timo Bernhard——作为厂队车手的这16年来,他在2013年斩获了保时捷赛车运动中的每个级别的冠军头衔。

In 2010, his dream came true! His first overall win at Le Mans with Romain Dumas and Mike Rockenfeller. In 2014 he became World Endurance Drivers Champion. In 2017, he won his second Le Mans overall win and claimed the 19th overall win for Porsche. He was crowned champion in every category of Porsche’s motor racing pyramid. It was Timo Bernhard who carried the first function test phase, he assisted the Porsche 919 Hybrid.

每一次比赛现场,我都心跳加速,每一次开赛前的Grid Walk都会许下深深的祝福,谢谢每一次你在我眼前赢回胜利,作为你的粉丝真的无比光荣!谢谢你记得我们的约定,谢谢那么nice的你,谢谢你教我德语,谢谢你跟我学中文,谢谢介绍你的朋友给我!如果有机会下次专访,我想知道更多关于你的故事,关于你拉力赛的故事!

Thank you! Timo! If there is a chance, the next interview, I want to know more about your story, about your rally story! Best wishes to you and Team75 Bernhard. Jia You 加油!​​​​