Christina Nielsen: "Thank you Formula Racing for giving me my first Le Mans"

Christina Nielsen and her team Formula Racing had a frustrating race at the 4 Hours of Estoril, the finale of the 2016 European Le Mans Series.

The newly crowned GT Daytona champion in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was aiming high for the Portuguese round. Unfortunately the privateer #60 Ferrari 458 Italia had to retire after facing mechanical issues.

That ended a very unlucky season for the Danish GT ace in the European Le Mans Series despite showing strong performances in all five rounds in which she competed.

Christina Nielsen looked back at the unlucky Estoril round and gave full credits to Formula Racing and to teams partners AF Corse.

Our #60 had to be retired early do to a mechanical failure that could not have been predicted. Gutted I Didn't get to drive since it happened during the first hour but that's racing. 

Would have been nice to end the season on a high-note but important is to look forward and focus on season 2017 from now.

Thank you Formula Racing for giving me my first Le Mans and AF Corse for pushing for us all season.

Photos: Formula Racing / Gary Parravani