Giancarlo Fisichella won the first race of the season in Australia but has had some bad luck and hasn't returned to the podium since. The Renault driver is aiming to put that right this weekend in Canada and has the victory in his sights. The ...
Giancarlo Fisichella won the first race of the season in Australia but has had some bad luck and hasn't returned to the podium since. The Renault driver is aiming to put that right this weekend in Canada and has the victory in his sights. The Italian knows it won't be an easy task and expects McLaren to be Renault's main rival.
"The McLarens have been competitive recently and I think they still have a bit of an advantage in terms of pure performance," said Fisichella. "This said, Montreal is quite an unusual track and we have good chances to shine."
"We'll aim for the win: the R25 has been competitive on every single track so far. I can't see why it wouldn't be quick here. The new qualifying format, also, has brought strategy back and Renault is very good at it."
Fisichella has a good track record in Montreal, something that he finds hard to explain when asked why this is so. "Everybody is asking me this question and, to be honest, I don't really know the answer," he commented. "It's true that I've always been quick here."
"The track is a bit special: the grip is quite low and the cars tend to slide. Your driving style has then to be very precise. You must feel the car, and control it at all times in order to save the tyres. Moreover, the chicanes need a special technique if you want to keep your speed. I'm not too bad at this!"
Whether he gets the win or not, Fisichella is ready to go out and do his best. "I won the first race and I've had some problems on every single one after that. I really want to come back strongly and to put a very good performance this week-end. I'm in good shape, I'm motivated and I know I have the right car. What more can I ask for?"