Daniil Kvyat is hoping to keep his run of points finishes at Silverstone going, while the British Grand Prix feels like a home race for "Londoner" Carlos Sainz.
Daniil Kvyat: “I like Silverstone because there are very fast, legendary corners which make this track absolutely unique – it's a track with a lot of history… It's so cool! Every time I've raced in Silverstone I've ended up in the points and done some very good races there. I have to say I really like the track but this doesn't guarantee you points: every year it all starts from zero but hopefully I can carry on with the positive tendency also this year…we would really need it! I've lived in the UK for two years and I like it. It's a particular country and you have to get used to it, but once you're settled in, it's all very easy going and easy to understand. You can have fun there, go to the pub or enjoy some fish and chips every now and then! The UK has an enormous passion for motorsport because the history starts there. There are always plenty of fans during the race weekend, probably also because there are many English teams and most of them are based close to Silverstone. You always have to have one eye on the weather when racing in Silverstone. But I have to say I enjoy the British weather, especially in the summer – you can sleep with an open window, feel the breeze, wake-up with a bit of nice, fresh air… I like it!”
Carlos Sainz: “Silverstone is one of my favourite tracks because I think it's simply a 'driver's track' – it's so fast! The part I like the most is Sector 2 because it's the quickest part of the track and it makes it probably one of the most exciting sectors of the season, with Maggotts, Becketts, Stowe… I've always enjoyed my qualifyings at this track and I can assure you I always have a smile on my face when I drive there! It seems to be all about eight for me at Silverstone! In Formula 1, I've always qualified eight and finished the race eight! It's not a bad position and it's fair to say we've done a very good job so far every year at this track. I hope this continues to be the case this year…or even better…why not! I always welcome the rain and if there's a place where you can never be sure about the weather, that's Silverstone – last year was a good example! What also amazes me is the fact that the fans, even if it rains and thunders, they never leave the track until the end of the day and this makes it special. That's what I call real passion for motorsport! When I have some free time I like to spend it in London and become a 'normal Londoner! It's a really cool city and I live quite close to Hyde Park, where I always do my running or boxing training. I also love having such a big choice of restaurants and go for a meal with friends. My favourite 'cheat meal' is a hamburger and chips, and London have some pretty good places for this! At Silverstone is where I tested a Formula 1 car for the first time back in 2013, and it's a day I will never forget – it was one of the most special days of my life! I remember driving the Toro Rosso and being fast straight away, enjoying every second!”