Kamui Kobayashi believes the Sochi track will be an “interesting challenge” while Marcus Ericsson is looking to build on a recent improvement in form…
Kamui Kobayashi: “It’s always extremely exciting to race at a new circuit – I had a chance to do a few laps of this new Russian circuit in Sochi with the Codemasters 2014 F1 Game in Suzuka last week and, even though it was a video game, it seemed like an interesting circuit because of its mix of corners, some of them very tight, and high speed sections. I am looking forward to driving there in real life. It will be an interesting challenge for us all and we will do our best. Our thoughts are also with Jules and his family at this difficult time.”
Marcus Ericsson: “First of all my thoughts are still with Jules and his family. It will be a weekend of mixed emotions, but it’s going to be interesting here in Russia and a race I’m really looking forward to. This will be my first time racing in this country and at this newly-built track. It looks a bit like a street circuit because in a few areas the walls seem very close to the track – I like this type of circuit, street circuits seem to suit me: in Monaco I matched the team’s best result and two races ago in Singapore I raced one of my best Grands Prix in F1, so I hope we can add this weekend to the list.
“I’m feeling much more confident this second half of the season and, together with the team, we are steadily improving race after race. We can be happy with the progress made and now we need to make sure we continue to build on the positives and get the most out of the weekend ahead.”