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Friday, 25 of May of 2012
GP2 Series: Johnny, pole position in Monaco: how does that sound to you?
Johnny Cecotto: Amazing! Pole position is amazing, but pole position in Monaco is twice as much! On top of that I lived for ten years of my life here, and I tamed these streets to get it: millions of people know me around here, so the feeling is amazing! Finally we got a result together: it was always there in the first few races, but for whatever reason we didn't get it together properly, so this brings up the motivation for all the hard work we've done in the last month.
We waited a few minutes when the session started, because we saw in the first session that everybody improved in the last lap so we thought the tyres would be a little fresher, and when the red flag came out I thought oh, we've missed our chance because we waited those two minutes. But then I was told one lap out and push, one lap and nothing more, so I came out of the pits and started to push, and I gave everything I could: I was aiming for a sure P2, but P1 was quite far away at that point, and I almost hit the wall 3 times on that lap [laughs] One barrier has no more writing on the sign, I'm sure! [laughs] I think it was a really amazing lap, and I don't think I could have done any better.
GP2 Series: We didn't think anyone would be able to improve after the red flag either! How did you approach that one lap, knowing everything came down to it?
Johnny: I went out really confident because I was P3 already, and just a few hundredths from P2 and I knew that I had something in the middle and last sectors. So I thought I'm going to do everything, and it's going to be the lap where I do it or I crash! I went out, and that's how it worked out: it was amazing, the team did an amazing job, and it was not easy because in the end, one tenth is pretty close...
GP2 Series: Fastest this morning, pole this afternoon, you know the streets so well here: what happens tomorrow?
Johnny: In Monaco pole position is half the job done: tomorrow the first thing, the most important thing, is to make a good start and then make no mistakes, and that's the race. Just bring the car home, and make no mistakes to get the win: that's it!
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