The 1000th Formula 1 Grand Prix is just around the corner! The Chinese GP will be a milestone for the whole Circus but also for Scuderia Toro Rosso, as it will be the 250th race of our history.
Here are Daniil Kvyat and Alex Albon’s thoughts as they look forward to the weekend in Shanghai…
Alex Albon: “Shanghai will be a new track for me… I will take it step-by-step. From the sim, I can see the Shanghai track has some interesting parts, like the first sector: one long corner and I think in “real life” the entry into Turn 1 in Quali, with all the g-forces, is going to be unbelievable. I’m looking forward to that and I’m excited about it because it’s a cool race and it will be my first visit to China.”
“And of course, it’s the thousandth Grand Prix. I’ve got a custom helmet in honour of that and it’s a tribute to Prince Bira, who was the first Thai driver in Formula 1 – the only one before me actually – and he raced in the very first of those thousand Grands Prix at Silverstone in 1950.”
Daniil Kvyat: “I have good memories of China, especially in 2016, when I went from sixth on the grid to stand on the podium in third place.”
“I have good memories of China, especially in 2016, when I went from sixth on the grid to stand on the podium in third place. It’s an interesting track with a good mix of some slow and medium speed corners and that very long straight: get it right and it’s a satisfying track to drive…”