Red Bull press release
“It’s been a great few days – but now I am fully focused on the next race in Korea. The circuit is very demanding and quite tight, especially at the pit lane entry. You actually drive almost blind along the wall and, if the car in front of you drives into the pit, you have to quickly get out of the way.
The track is pretty slippery at the start and gets better by the end of practice. The track in Korea is effectively made up of three parts. The first reminds me of Turkey; the second stretch has long straights like Monza and the third has tight corners like a town track. It is as if they have taken corners from Monte Carlo or Istanbul. It’s important to find a rhythm. I find corner 11, which has two apexes, the most interesting.”
“I’m looking forward to racing again this weekend. Korea is a track that I like driving on – the last two sectors are very busy with lots of corners and I’m also expecting the racing to be pretty exciting on the long straights too. The DRS is allowed for the second part of the long straight and should help with overtaking in the race.
As always, we need to see how the tyres perform on race day, which will have a large bearing on the results. I’m looking forward to being right in the mix for the win. It’s the second year we will go to Korea and it will be interesting to see if the track surface has changed over the winter at all.”