The Lotus Renault GP team is preparing for the final Grand Prix of the season at the famous Interlagos circuit, and has posted up a selection of interviews ahead of the race next weekend.
It’s all eyes to Brazil now – not only the last race of the season but your home race…
I am very excited about racing in my homeland. I did, in fact, travel straight to Brazil from Abu Dhabi to prepare for everything. It’s going to be another difficult race because of the type of circuit we are facing.
What are your thoughts for Brazil?
It is not easy to set up the car for Interlagos. When you think you are on the limit you try to push a little further, especially at turns six and seven which are very, very special.
Looking over the year, how would you evaluate the R31?
I regard it as a bold, but ultimately failed experiment. We were the only team to adopt a forward exhaust layout, and we did so with high hopes, buoyed by very strong wind tunnel numbers.
From one fantastic venue, Yas Marina, to another in Interlagos – what are your hopes and expectations?
Well, my hopes are for a fine end to the season. The boys in the team have worked hard and relentlessly to get the best from this season, and it would be nice to be rewarded with a good result.