Sergio Perez –
I’ve been looking forward to this moment for a long time. I hope we can have a great start of the season.
I think we are feeling well prepared going into Melbourne. Testing has had its ups and downs, as always, but we ended the second Bahrain test week in a good position. There are still areas we need to improve, but I think we have made a good start and we can build on that.
The team is very hungry and I hope we can achieve some great things this year.
Nico Hulkenberg –
I feel comfortable, but I think this feeling will grow stronger during the season. The cars are different compared to last year: the corner speeds are lower because there is less downforce and the engine behaviour is quite different. So it’s a new challenge and it’s difficult to tell just from testing how it will feel during a race weekend.
Testing only tells you so much, but I think we still have some performance in our pocket. I just hope we are competitive and can race for good points.
It’s been three races in Melbourne and I’ve still not completed a racing lap! They say bad luck comes in groups of three so hopefully attempt number four will work out better!