After two races in the Old World the Formula 1 circus crossed the Atlantic for the first race in North America: Montreal is one of the preferred destinations of F1, thanks to the very special atmosphere here at the track. For the Scuderia it’s even a little bit more special, because the track carries the name of Gilles Villeneuve.
Since the start of the season, we’ve been working hard to make up ground, updating the F2012 race after race. To Canada we came with a new configuration for the exhaust. The qualifying’s result showed that what we’re doing to improve our single-seater is paying off: third position for Fernando and sixth fastest time for Felipe. This is the best result for the team so far this year. The result is even more important considering that what you need on this track are traction and speed, which were our weak points. We’re still not exactly where we want to be, but we’re working hard as usual.
Tomorrow’s race will be uncertain, just like the first six races of this season. The weather forecast says high temperatures and sun for the 70 laps. So we’ll go for the strategy where the tyre wear is the key element for the GP. But let’s not forget that the safety car loves to come out here pretty often.
Despite the thousands of kilometres away from home, from Emilia-Romagna, and the frenetic rhythm of our work, we are still thinking of the people hit by the earthquake back in Italy. Those, who want to help the families of the victims can participate in the charity auction organised by Ferrari (http://store.ferrari.com/auction
), bidding for unique and exclusive items.