Friday 23, November 2012
- Published: Friday, 23 November 2012 20:20
First practice in São Paulo was a great success. Not only did we set a good time at the top of the field, but we also improved one or two things on the car. OK, we haven't scored any points but we're all relieved to see that we can fight up front in Brazil.
One of our biggest opponents here is the heat. Not only is it exhausting for the drivers, but it's also very hard on our tyres. It makes everything a bit slippery and demands a lot of attention. But we it's not a cause for control as I think we've demonstrated throughout the year that we can perform at our peak in such conditions on tracks like these and Interlagos should be no exception.
I have a feeling that we can still make a few improvements to the car, but that depends on the circumstances. We will try everything we can to be as perfect as we possibly can going into Sunday, but we want to keep the pressure on the team as light as possible. We want to wait how tomorrow goes and keep cool – even in the oppressive heat of South America.