Racer McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso is confident that the weekend in Sochi will give the fans a lot of exciting episodes of the struggle between the pilots due to the peculiarities of the track.
“The nature of the challenges we face at Sochi Autodrom this season will be different from what it was earlier, – said Fernando in an interview to the press service of the team. For example, an abundance of third apexes of turn now you can go “pedal to the floor”, whereas before the car balance and control played an important role. I wonder rather learn how to change the feeling of a new car at this track.
Two long, slightly curved straights and high speed turns are not well suited our car, but thanks to its excellent balance, we can compensate for the shortcomings of the 90-degree turns that are the hallmark of this route.
Despite the fact that technically it’s a city track, it is still quite fast and wide, which creates favorable conditions for the close fight and overtaking”.
To partner Alonso Stoffele of Vandorn track in Sochi compares favorably with the others – it was here that he won his title in GP2.
“The fact that this is where I got his GP2 title, is a definite plus, said the Belgian. – The last time I frankly had no luck, so I intend to change things this weekend.
After difficult weekends of the results of the tests in Bahrain, we are encouraged. The team and I needed a boost, and besides we have gathered a lot of useful information about the further strategy of development of car.
Sochi speed on the straights at these tracks we will always lose, however our goal is to work on reliability. If the car will be all right, we will be able to claim a good result in the race. In any case, we try to make everything that in our forces”.
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