23 August


2016 BELGIAN GRAND PRIXVIEW


It’s been a well-deserved two-week break for the whole team, but we are now back and ready for more… And it’s off to Spa we go! For Carlos this track is, together with Silverstone, his favourite one. Both himself and Daniil enjoy the famous Eau Rouge corner: “you really need to be brave and go for it!” says the Russian, while Carlos also adds that it’s “probably the best corner in the world!” All in all, it’s a special layout and both our drivers just can’t wait to get back in the car and go racing: “It’s a unique race weekend” says Carlos, while Daniil describes it as “very exciting for the driver.” Bring it on!


Daniil Kvyat
“When I think of Spa-Francorchamps, the first thing that comes to my mind is Eau Rouge – it's a corner I really enjoy and where you need to be brave and go for it!
The straight after that is quite long and a good spot to try and overtake your rivals. You then arrive to Turns 5 and 6, a fast chicane, and you then need to prepare the exit out of Turn 7 well.
Turns 12 and 13 form another fast chicane, and the exit out of Turn 14 is important as you then drive flat out until the end of the lap.
This is a very special track which I really enjoy; it's high-speed, full of elevation changes and with many fast-flowing corners which make it very exciting for the driver. The second sector in particular is the part I enjoy the most, as it includes a lot of cool corners.
I can't wait to race there again!”

Carlos Sainz
“Spa-Francorchamps is, together with Silverstone, my favourite track. I'd describe it as the best track in the world!
Turn 1, the La Source hairpin, is a good overtaking spot. Turn 2 is the famous Eau Rouge, which is flat out, even though you always doubt if to do so during your first lap in FP1… It's
probably the best corner in the world, it's amazing!
We then get to Les Combes, another good place for overtaking and Turns 5 and 6 form a fast chicane which is taken in fourth gear – it's nice and flowing. Turn 8 is a very long corner and then we arrive to another of my favourite corners, Turn 10, which I'd say is as nice as Eau Rouge.
Turns 12 and 13 create another fast chicane and the key to Turn 14 is to get a good exit. It's then all flat out from Turn 15 until the last chicane, where you can also try and overtake the car in front.
I am really looking forward to racing here, it's a unique race weekend!”
posted at 22:16:00 on 08/23/16 by webmaster - Category: races