“After a tough race in Brazil last week, I’m hoping we can bounce back as we head to Qatar for the first time in Formula 1 this weekend.
“We’ve got one last race of this demanding triple-header before Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, so we’ll be pushing hard to try and end it on a high.”
“We were unfortunate in Brazil not to come away with points on my side. It was a shame, but there’s still plenty of positives to take from the weekend and use those to focus on maximising everything from the remaining races this season.
“We’ve got one more at a new venue for us in Qatar to round off this triple-header. I’m looking forward to it as it’s a new track and a different challenge for everyone.
“The aim is to get to grips with the circuit right from the off and find a good rhythm. Racing under the lights brings some extra excitement too. Three to go, we’ll keep fighting.”
“I am approaching the last three races of my career and to race in two completely new tracks is quite interesting: it sure adds a bit of variety and keeps things fresh.
“The track looks fairly straightforward, with a long straight, a good overtaking spot at the end of it and a twisty middle part in which passing will be hard. It will be all about setting yourself up in the best position to attack on the finish straight, but that’s as much as we can tell now.
“Practice will be important to find out what the grip is and how the tyres work, especially as we expect the surface to be dusty at first.
“We showed some good pace in the last few races, so hopefully we can get on top of the track quickly and have a good result.”
“I am really looking forward to being back in the cockpit and to getting back to racing. The announcements of this week are in the past now, and my objective is to have some strong performances for the remainder of the season.
“Qatar is a new track for everyone, so we all start from zero: this can be an opportunity for whoever gets up to speed the quickest.
“It is obvious, by now, that achieving a good result will take a flawless weekend: the midfield is as close as it can be and you can go from hero to zero, and vice-versa, with just some tiny gains or mistakes.
“We are due a good result after some unlucky races and this weekend would be a great occasion to claim it.”
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