Red Bull Racing Canadian GP Preview
My favourite thing about Canada is the laid-back attitude of the fans, which makes the atmosphere very good. The track has traditionally thrown up very interesting races due to the street circuit layout and because the low downforce configuration that we race in provides some good overtaking.
It’s always nice to get the feeling that there’s a GP in town even when we’re away from the track and that’s certainly the case in Montreal. The track should provide all the teams with a fresh challenge this year, as it will be the first time we run the cars with a completely different aerodynamic set-up to deal with the long straights, but the RB7 should be pretty tidy. I qualified on the front row there last year, but it’s a track that Red Bull Racing has yet to crack on Sunday afternoon.”
Canada is a very unique place. It’s not a real track because it’s on an island and also used for public roads. It’s a bit similar to Albert Park in Melbourne, as it’s mainly used for traffic with a second function as a race track. It’s very slippery there, the asphalt is very smooth and we saw last year that tyre degradation is huge, but it’s always good fun to go there. It’s a great race, the atmosphere is fantastic and the fans are very special. It’s the only time we go to North America to race and it’s really a cool place with the city and people. It’s nice to spend a week there to go racing, so I’m really looking forward to it.
Source: Red Bull