After an action-packed week and a dramatic race at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, the Honda Racing F1 Team heads to North America on Monday for the next round of the 2007 FIA Formula One World Championship at the legendary Indianapolis Motor...
After an action-packed week and a dramatic race at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, the Honda Racing F1 Team heads to North America on Monday for the next round of the 2007 FIA Formula One World Championship at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
SHUHEI NAKAMOTO - Senior Technical Director
"After a frustrating race in Canada, we are looking forward to Indianapolis which presents a different set-up challenge with its mix of high speed sections and twisting infield. The circuit also offers good overtaking opportunities. We will be pushing as hard as possible to achieve a better result."
"I really enjoy racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I had never driven on a banked circuit before Formula One went to Indy so the last corner of the F1 circuit configuration is really fun to drive. I know the banking is not much compared to the IndyCar races but it feels banked to us. The circuit is not such a high-speed circuit which I generally prefer, but you can get some great racing as there are some good overtaking opportunities. The key to getting a quick lap around the Speedway is achieving a package which doesn't have too much aerodynamic drag for the long straight. The place has a lot of history and the fans are so passionate about their racing. We always have a lot of support when F1 goes to Indy which makes for a great atmosphere over the race weekend."
"The circuit at Indianapolis is quite unique and the venue usually puts on a great show over the race weekend. Although the track is not particularly challenging and actually very slow with the tight in-field section, it is a lot of fun, particularly driving the first corner of the oval banking flat out. It's always a good race for the fans because you can overtake at Indianapolis. It's a long way from the grid down to the first corner so that is a good opportunity or at the end of the back straight."