New challenge for Wirdheim

Bjorn Wirdheim, Jaguar Racing's test and reserve driver, is looking forward to the double whammy of savouring the special atmosphere of Montreal and adding another new circuit to his CV. Bjorn Wirdheim. Photo by Jaguar Cars and Wieck ...

Bjorn Wirdheim, Jaguar Racing's test and reserve driver, is looking forward to the double whammy of savouring the special atmosphere of Montreal and adding another new circuit to his CV.

Bjorn Wirdheim.
Photo by Jaguar Cars and Wieck Media Services, Inc..

"I'm really looking forward to it," said Wirdheim. "Everybody I've spoken to has told me that it's one of the nicest grands prix on the calendar because the atmosphere in Montreal is apparently pretty amazing, so I'm looking forward to it."

As the reigning F3000 champion, there aren't too many circuits on the Formula One calendar that present the Swede with a new challenge. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is one such circuit but Wirdheim is typically unfazed.

"I've never been to Canada before and it will be my first time on this circuit. I've been through some data with my engineers over the last couple of days and, to be honest I don't think it's that difficult."

"It's very hard on brakes -- the hardest circuit on brakes because there are long straights and most corners are very slow so you have to do a lot of heavy braking and brake wear is something we need to keep an eye on."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Bjorn Wirdheim
Teams Jaguar Racing