Toro Rosso preview the Spanish GP

Date published: May 7 2015

Carlos Sainz is relishing the prospect of a "challenging" Spanish GP while Max Verstappen is looking forward to F1's first European race…

Carlos Sainz: "Being Spanish, the Spanish Grand Prix will always be the highlight of the year and the most special race of the season for me. I will have family and friends around and obviously, my first Formula 1 race on home soil will be something I will never forget. Barcelona is a track that we know very well, as we completed two of the three pre-season tests there, even though the track temperature will be much higher so the car balance will change completely. It will be challenging to see how much of a change there is between winter testing and May, but I’m really looking forward to the weekend ahead and it would be really nice to achieve a good result in front of my home crowd."

Max Verstappen: "This will be the first track on the calendar where I have some experience of driving a Formula 1 car, after the two winter test sessions. It is very physical, quite tough on your body, so as the temperature rises it will be challenging. I always enjoy here and generally, I am looking forward to racing again in Europe."