Toro Rosso preview the Malaysian GP


Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz are hoping for an exciting Malaysian Grnad Prix but admit it will be a tough one as well.

Daniil Kvyat: “Sepang is an interesting track. As we already saw in 2010, the first two corners offer a good opportunity for racing and overtaking. It's also very hot, like in Singapore – you could cook a fried egg on the tarmac!

“It will be a challenging race, so let's see what we are capable of. The only negative part for us this year is that maybe Sepang has too many long straights. We should build chicanes halfway through every straight! (Laughs) It would be nice, eh?! Anyway, having chicanes or straights, nothing changes… Their race mode for Malaysia is ON!”

Carlos Sainz: “The start there is always exciting as you can take different lines and go very wide into braking. What I'd point out is that they've resurfaced the track this year, so the amount of grip might change a bit and let's see how it goes with the soft (tyre) compound over there.

“I remember that last year, the track temperature for the race was 64 degrees! But it's still not as tough as racing in Singapore. I'd say Malaysia is the second toughest race, after Singapore. We really like the corner sections like Turns 1 and 2, 7 and 8 or the section that goes from Turn 9 to 14… But not the long straights!”