Sergio Perez: The track in Baku has always fit our carApril 24, 2019
Racing Point riders have already risen to the podium in Baku and expect to earn points with two cars this weekend …
Sergio Perez: “The race in Baku has become one of my favorites. There is a high-speed track and there are opportunities for overtaking, so many events occur. I like the configuration – you need to fly precisely, attacking, but avoiding barriers. It is always difficult for racers on city tracks, but I would like to see them more in the championship calendar.
I went up to the podium in two of the three races in Baku, and I consider last year’s race to be one of the best in my career. I remember being ahead of Vettel and kept him behind in the last laps – this was one of my best performances. Every lap I drove in qualifying mode.
We have always been competitive in Baku, I hope the trend will continue. The track has always been suitable for our car, and there are several reasons for this. Here we need a high maximum speed and confidence in braking. I liked our performance in China, especially on Sunday – we need to find the same rhythm in Baku. ”
Lance Stroll: “I look forward to the start of the weekend in Baku. I like this track, I have wonderful memories. In 2017, I won my first podium, and last year I earned points. Grand Prix in Baku is one of those races where you need to use any chance.
I like the city tracks, and it’s great to race in Baku. The track is technical, with a lot of 90-degree turns, there are several high-speed segments, in particular, the end of the circle, and since this is a city route, you have to pass alongside the fences. The track is narrow and riders have no margin for error. This stage looks great on TV.
This weekend we have a great chance to earn points again. I think this track is more suitable for our car than the circuit in Bahrain and in China, we prepared a lot for this weekend at the simulator. On the main straight, you can again actively use the slipstream, so I’m waiting for a tight fight. ”
Othmar Szafnauer, team leader: “We arrived in Baku with the goal to earn points again. We have already achieved success on this route, it is more suitable for our car than the circuit in Bahrain and China.
Now we need to act steadily and earn points. In the middle of the peloton, the results are very dense, no one has an advantage in glasses. We have something to fight for, because we are only five points behind those who share the fourth line of the Constructors’ Championship. ”
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