McLaren Honda F1 Japan Grand Prix preview

McLaren Honda F1 Japan Grand Prix preview

04.10.2016: F1 - Japanese Grand-Prix Suzuka International Circuit The drivers on: the event

F1 - Japanese Grand-Prix
Suzuka International Circuit





The drivers on: the event


 
#14 Fernando Alonso



“Japan is an incredible place and a country I always love visiting. The support we receive is phenomenal and makes the whole experience even more special.



I love the people, the food and the culture, and our few days there for the Japanese Grand Prix are something I look forward to each year.



 I hope we can start the weekend on a positive note and keep pushing forward – we’ve maximised our package well over the past few races and it would be fantastic to finish in the points again at the team’s second home race.”

 

#22 Jenson Button



“The Japanese Grand Prix is always one of my highlights of the year. I love going back to Japan and the fans there make it incredibly special.





They give us 110% support throughout the whole week, right from the minute we arrive in Tokyo, and as drivers we really feed off that enthusiasm.



As it’s another home race for us, we’ll be very busy in the lead up to the weekend itself, and it’s an important grand prix for the whole team, so I hope we can fight hard and get the best result we can to give something back to the enthusiastic fans.”





Hear from the management


 
Eric Boullier
McLaren-Honda Racing Director



“I know I can speak for the whole team when I talk about the Japanese Grand Prix being one of the most important milestones in the Formula 1 calendar for everyone at McLaren-Honda. It marks the end of the sequence of races in east Asia and, with Silverstone, a venue that very much feels like a second home.


“Suzuka circuit is steeped in a huge amount of racing history, and one that McLaren-Honda has played a significant part in, both as one team and as individual entities.



Its fast, flowing corners and technical demands mean it fully deserves its legendary status and, combined with the unrivalled support we receive from the ever-enthusiastic Japanese fans, the warm hospitality and fascinating culture, it’s easy to see why we look forward to returning to Suzuka for the Japanese Grand Prix each year.


“Our double points finish in Sepang was great encouragement and reward for the relentless hard work happening behind the scenes in Woking and Sakura, and we’ll take this motivation to Suzuka, where we hope to achieve similar results.



The race itself is sure to be dramatic – it often is at this prestigious circuit – so we hope to maximise the potential our package has shown recently and put on a good show for the incredible fans.”

 



Yusuke Hasegawa
Honda R&D Co Ltd Head of F1 Project & Executive Chief Engineer



“Suzuka is a very special place and an important race weekend, of course for Honda but also for me personally – I have great memories of racing there with Formula 1 in years gone by.


I am thankful for all the very knowledgeable and enthusiastic F1 fans, who expect a lot from us, but are very understanding at the same time. I hope that our team's progress encourages more spectators to join us at Suzuka and help increase McLaren-Honda's fan base.



“Suzuka is a track highly rated by the drivers for its technical and complex nature. In order to succeed there, there must be a good balance between the power unit and chassis.



We will do our utmost to set up the car to hopefully score more points and be within reach of the top three teams. I hope that we can have a race that we can be proud of, and that our fans can be proud of, too.”

 

 

 

Matt Bishop- photos McLaren

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