Drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo share their thoughts on the challenges of Spa-Francorchamps and outline their mindset for the remaining part of the season.
Nico Hülkenberg: “Spa is one of my favourite tracks to race at in Formula 1. Everything about the place makes it so special. The scenery in the forest, the unpredictable weather, the awesome corner combinations; it all adds up to create this really cool challenge.
“Spa is known for its elevation changes and fast corners. It’s a real thrill when you nail a lap and head through Eau Rouge, Pouhon and Blanchimont at high-speed. I think Spa suits my style of driving and we’ll be aiming for a solid run this weekend to start this second-half of the season on the right foot.”
Daniel Ricciardo: “I think most drivers love racing at Spa. It’s such a cool place and a track with a lot of history. I seem to have a decent record there; a win in 2014 and podiums in 2016 and 2017. It’s a long lap – the longest of the year – so if you do make a mistake you know there is a chance to make it back up somewhere.
“It’s been a challenging season so far, we can’t hide from that. There have been some positives, some things not so good, so the summer break was ideal for us. We’re targeting a better second-half of the season to catch our competitors. I know we can do it, we just need cleaner weekends.”
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