High adrenaline for tomorrow’s race
September 24, 2011
A two-week break and here we are again on the track, this time at the Marina Bay city circuit, which is definitely one of the most fascinating tracks on the Formula 1 calendar. Singapore is always a very special place with a unique atmosphere, generating high adrenaline levels not just for the drivers, but also for all of us from the team. The weather is always an unknown factor here and the fact that the race is held at night is just one more obstacle, because with the artificial lighting visibility is obviously very different compared to the other tracks and the drivers have to adapt best possible with Sunday’s race in sight. The atmosphere inside the team is very good, because after Alonso’s place on the podium in Monza we’ve introduced some further modifications during the break and now we hope that we can show some important progress tomorrow. The positions gained in today’s qualifying – with Alonso fifth and Massa sixth – naturally don’t completely satisfy us. The competition is always extremely fierce, but we’re convinced that we can have our say during the Grand Prix. Let’s hope that the tyres brought here to Singapore and the enormous concentration of our drivers during these days will help, too. These are the key elements to tackle this difficult circuit, with insidious parts just around the corner. Recently the track has been slightly modified and in some sections the safety barriers are right next to the track. We’re extremely optimistic regarding our potential and we’re convinced that we can play an important role in tomorrow’s race right from the start to the chequered flag.