Canada GP: Preview - Marussia

03/06/2014
NEWS STORY

Round 6 of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2014, breaks the run of eight European rounds with a brief excursion across the pond to one of the most-established and favoured venues on the calendar.

Max Chilton: "I'm really excited about the Canadian Grand Prix. After such a positive test in Barcelona, and a very positive qualifying in Monaco off the back of that, I am hoping that we can piece together all of the positives into a more competitive result in Montreal. I am really encouraged by the work we have done and the obvious progress that we are making with the car. I think the whole Team loves coming to Montreal. It's such a great venue for the race and the fans are so enthusiastic. After a successful team result last time out, it's shaping up to being busier than usual. I can't wait to get back down to the racing."

Jules Bianchi: "I'm very excited for this weekend. The car seems so good at the moment that it feels we can go to every race feeling optimistic for a positive outcome. It has been such a fantastic week or so since Monaco and it has been nice to celebrate with the Team after all the hard work it has taken to get this far. I don't know if we can get two points again in Canada, but we need to consistently demonstrate that we can keep pace with the Saubers and have a good race, and this I think we can do. I think the points success will live with us for a very long time, but equally we have to switch focus to the next races to ensure we keep moving forward, as it is still a long season ahead and the Montreal circuit is by no means a straightforward challenge."

John Booth, Team Principal: "As you might imagine, we head to Canada with a definite spring in our step after achieving our first points finish in Monaco. It was an important milestone for everyone in the Team and provides an important affirmation, internally and externally, of the positive trajectory we are taking in pursuit of our longer term ambitions. Canada is one of our favourite racing destinations, although not necessarily a track that has suited us in the past. It will be interesting to see how well the set-up developments that worked so well for us in Spain and Monaco will translate to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. While we are not expecting to replicate our success in Monaco, we are hopeful that we can further underline our recent performance increment with another strong race for both drivers."

Mattia Binotto, Scuderia Ferrari Engine & Electronics Deputy Director: "After the splendid results of Monaco there is a great desire to get to Montreal to see further confirmation of the progress shown in the last races, in terms of competitiveness and, finally, the results. The Canadian Grand Prix is traditionally quite challenging with regard to the use of the engine and it will be even more so this year, given the complexity of the power unit. The final part of the track is marked by a long straight and will therefore be very important to not only the management of energy, but also acceleration, driveability and engine torque are aspects that will be followed with particular attention on this circuit. Another delicate point is the fuel consumption, given that this track is one of the most demanding from this point of view. It is also true that safety-car periods are frequent, but one cannot rely on such uncertain circumstances to manage such an important parameter."

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Published: 03/06/2014
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