Having finished ahead of Marussia at Monza, Kamui Kobayashi is hoping for more of the same in Singapore while Marcus Ericsson is looking forward to his debut.
Kamui Kobayashi: “”I always like the Singapore Grand Prix because it’s a night race and its festive atmosphere is definitely one of the highlights of the season. It’s a very technical track, with lots of changes of direction, and it’s a challenging race for everyone. After finishing ahead of our closest rivals in Italy, I look forward to another good fight out on track in Singapore – it will be good to see what we are capable of with the updated car at the Marina Bay Street Circuit – at street circuits anything can happen and we need to make sure we do our best.”
Marcus Ericsson: “Singapore is one of my favourite cities and I cannot wait for my first Formula One night race experience. It’s a circuit I know quite well – I’ve finished on the podium every time I’ve raced there with GP2, so it brings back very good memories. The track is bumpy and it reminds me a lot of Monaco, even though the Singapore layout is much more physical and requires double the amount of energy over a single lap compared to Monte Carlo. The heat and humidity also make it a tough race weekend, but I’ve been training hard to make sure I am ready for the challenge and I look forward to the weekend ahead.”