Kevin Magnussen quotes ahead of Japanese Grand-Prix

Kevin Magnussen quotes ahead of Japanese Grand-Prix

04.10.2017: Kevin Magnussen, driver car 20 Many drivers claim Suzuka as their favorite track in Formula One. Are you one of them?

Kevin Magnussen, driver car 20



 
Many drivers claim Suzuka as their favorite track in Formula One. Are you one of them?


“I’m definitely one of them. It’s just a great circuit. It’s extremely fast, and you have the section in sector one with all the esses – that feels amazing going through there in a Formula One car. You have the fastest corner in the world, as well in 130R.”
 



Would you call Suzuka a driver’s track?


“Absolutely. It’s a real driver’s track with high-speed corners where you need to really push the car.”
 



Can the driver make more of a difference at Suzuka than at some other tracks?

“I mean, a little bit more, but Formula One doesn’t work like that anymore. We’re all going pretty much to the limit of the cars.”
 



Where are the overtaking opportunities at Suzuka?


“It’s not the easiest track to overtake. I guess turn one is a good one – probably the best one.”
 




What is your favorite part about Suzuka?

“Probably the first sector.”
 



Describe a lap around Suzuka.


“It’s twisty and quite tight and fast.”
 



Beyond the racetrack, what is most often talked about at Suzuka is the passion its fans have. Can you describe the atmosphere at the track and the fervency Japanese fans have for Formula One?



“It’s a great atmosphere there. The Japanese fans are amazing. They really get into it.”
 



Japan has some fantastic and unique cuisine. What is your favorite?


“I love sushi.”


 
When you leave Japan you’ll be gearing up for Haas F1 Team’s home race – the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Where do you want Haas F1 Team to be heading into that event
?


“I would love to be right in front. We’re going to do our best to give our American fans the best result possible.”
 



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