After a fall during the Russian GP, Ferrari is ready to attempt to confirm its competitiveness in the Japanese race, on a track that is well-known to be difficult for the SF90.
Mattia Binotto looks at Sochi as a starting point: “Sochi was not that bad after all, we got our fourth pole-position in a row. Our performance in Japan will have to be perfect in every single aspect. We can aim to fight for the first places but we have to extract the best from the car and express its potential as we did in the last races.”
Sebastian Vettel loves the Japanese track and he is always happy to be there: “ What I love about this track is its particular shape: it is the only one that looks like an 8 and it reminds me of the toy tracks I used to play with as a child. But Suzuka is not a game to play: it has some thrilling curves just like the 130R or the curves’ sequence of the fist section.”
“I also like the fans , they are always there to support you, no matter what.”
“Another aspect to not forget is the weather: it is unpredictable and it makes out a race that is both complex and charming.”
For Charles Leclerc the Japanese track is a mixture of painful memories and a thrilling experience: “The first time I raced there, last year, it was impossible not to think about Jules, who had his final crash right there. This year I am going to focus on racing on this thrilling and very hard track which is made of very fast curves and very slow chicanes that make Suzuka unique.”
Then he talks about what Ferrari may face there: “This race will be very different from the ones we had before. It will be interesting to verify how the upgrades we put on SF90 will work out”.
For the Pranking Horse, Suzuka will be an important test to verify if they have learnt from their mistakes and if they will be able to show off their competitiveness to battle against Mercedes and its new aero dynamical package and Red Bull and their super engine.
during the Russian GP , Ferrari is ready to attempt to confirm its competitiveness in the Japanese race.