Mattia Binotto: Our goal in Mexico is to winOctober 22, 2019
Last year, both Scuderia riders climbed the podium in Mexico City, and now they expect to compete for the victory …
Sebastian Vettel: “The high altitude of the track above sea level affects the behavior of the machine: we adjust it to the maximum level of downforce, but in rarefied air the drag remains low. On the lines, we develop the highest maximum speed of the season, and it is very difficult to make turns – the car does not have enough downforce, it behaves nervously, and it is difficult to bring rubber into the working range. In Mexico City, it’s not easy to feel the car, to achieve its effective work.
The circle is relatively short, but not the easiest. Over the past few years, we have seen a positive dynamics of performances in Mexico, but Red Bull Racing cars are always very fast on this track. Let’s see how everything goes this year. ”
Charles Lecler: “In Mexico, an unusual track. It is located high above sea level, everyone tunes the car to maximum downforce, but behind the wheel the feel is still very strange, the clutch is not enough.
In 2017, I participated in a training session, then I spent one race, so this is a relatively new track for me. I like to play there, because the barriers are very close. Mexico City has a terrific atmosphere, especially at the fans-filled stadium. ”
Mattia Binotto, team leader: “In the previous two races we could achieve more, and we are going to Mexico to win. We expect to win the sixth pole in a row and try to win the race. The Mexican route has many features, including those related to the fact that we are racing at an altitude of more than 2000 meters above sea level. Because of this, it is difficult to find the appropriate settings for the chassis and power plant, because this route has special requirements for the car.
In Mexico, different types of turns, as well as long straight lines, where every year new records are set at maximum speed. When adjusting the aerodynamics, it is necessary to find a compromise between high maximum speed and sufficient downforce in corners. ”
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