Q&A with Bob Faieta, Owner of Competition Motorsports and former champion in Porsche GT3 Cup
An Owner's Perspective Heading into VIR
Q: As a former champion in GT3 Cup yourself, how much and what kind of advice/guidance do you provide to your drivers?
A: As a former GT3 Cup Challenge champion, I work extensively with my drivers on things like data analysis, video review and testing at local tracks. I try to counsel them on the ins and outs of being patient and minimizing risk while still having peak on-track performance.
Q: What are some unique things you experience as a team owner that you didn't get to do as a driver that you enjoy?
A: I have gotten to develop personal relationships with each of my drivers. Each one has taught me things that have helped my team and business grow. All of them are successful in their respective career fields and we all learn from each other. This team is like a family. Since we all live in the same area we do things together outside of racing too.
Q: What does your schedule look like on a typical race weekend?
A: My schedule on a typical race weekend is pretty hectic. I generally have two pits and paddock spots to manage. I have great help though, which makes my life easier. Between driving in the American Le Mans Series and running the team, things are exciting but also tiring.
Q: What are you looking forward to about GT3 Cup coming to VIR?
A: Competition Motorsports didn't get to test at VIR, and none of us have ever raced at the track. We're really looking forward to practice and getting to learn the track. I think it will be a good venue for GT3 Cup...but I'll let you know for sure in a few days!