"The car was pretty well beat up by then. The front ball joints were worn, the rear brakes were about gone, and the engine was tired. All the drivers were complaining that I had ruined it, that they weren’t as fast because the front suspension and brakes were chattering badly. I wasn’t sure they were right, so I hopped in the car, went out on the track - and turned laps 2 seconds faster than their best. None of them said anything more about the car after that."
— Mark Donahue - The Unfair Advantage
"You feel like you are in a cocoon when you are driving down the Mulsanne Straight at night. You see the glow of the lights un the cockpit and hear the roar of the engine behind you, and when you look out, you see stars in the sky. The car is doing 233 miles per hour, 236, 234, 235, depending on whether you are going up or down the rises. There’s a feeling of insularity and loneliness, but you’re in complete control. It’s not dramatic at all. It’s so calm that it’s a surreal experience. You haven’t lived until you have driven 235 miles per hour at Le Mans."
— 5 time Le Mans winner Derek Bell in Automobile Magazine
"He had the presence of mind to put his hand up to warn the cars behind, what he doesn’t know is that car is sliding across the track, coming down in front of him, so then brings his hand back to the wheel, looks to the right to make sure that he has room to make the move that he makes, that is the ultimate professional racing driver, Danny Sullivan, signals those behind him, protects them, brings his hand back in, checks the right and goes around the accident"
— 1988 Indy 500 Commentary