The Alpine F1 Team’s Pierre Gasly says that Formula One’s triple header of Austin, Mexico and Brazil had been challenging but he is looking for to the race in Sao Paolo.
The Frenchman goes into the weekend hoping to build on his Mexico momentum where he finished the race in P11.
This Austin-Mexico City-São Paulo triple header is very tough for all of us in Formula 1. It’s very intense plus with the addition that two of those weekends are Sprint events. To manage that intensity, I try to unwind when I can. For example, I’ve been playing a lot of golf – and that’s not just in preparation for the Netflix Cup! I organised a football match with the team last week with Haas and that helps keep all of us fresh and brings togetherness within the team and, all the same time, it was very enjoyable. I’ll definitely take some rest this week, train a little bit and then enter Friday ready to get going in the car. We have to be on it straight away as it’s only one Practice session before Qualifying. That worked out well for us in Qatar and Austin, so I’m definitely feeling ready for it.”
Esteban Ocon heads to Brazil aiming to build on his Mexico momentum where he ended the race in tenth place and looking ahead to the race he said:
I really enjoy coming to Brazil. It is a beautiful country which has so much history, knowledge, and passion for our sport. I am lucky to have a lot of support in Brazil and have even been given the nickname ‘Oconzinho’ from the fans there which is pretty cool. I am looking forward to seeing many of them at the track this weekend. The Autódromo José Carlos Pace is a traditional racing track with an undulating high-speed layout that I really enjoy and has produced great racing in the past. It is another Sprint Race this weekend so it will be important to be on top of everything from the beginning. We will work hard to have a good weekend and hope to put on a good show for the Brazilian fans.