November 9th, 2022

2022 Brazilian Grand Prix: Preview

Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal: “Going back to scoring points in Mexico was a good reward for the job done in the last few weeks, and a chance to increase our gap on our championship rivals; it also gave us further confidence in our updated package ahead of the new race week – the second to last this season. The Brazilian Grand Prix is always an extraordinary experience, from the moment you step into the track: there is so much history and you feel the passion of everyone on the grandstands. It’s also a race that can be unpredictable, so we must be ready for everything. Our aim this weekend will be – as usual – to produce the best possible performance and add valuable points to our tally. We must keep building on the good pace we’ve shown in recent races, properly nail qualifying and line up in good positions on the grid on Sunday. This way, we will give ourselves the best chance to get the job done.”

Valtteri Bottas (Car 77):
“As a Formula One driver, the Brazilian Grand Prix is one of those races everyone wants to experience: the fans’ passion for the sport is incredible, and to be on the podium is an incredible thing to do. It was good to get back to scoring points in Mexico, especially after the difficult races we had in the second part of the season. I’m getting there in good spirits: I spent the past week in Argentina, exploring wonderful places and immersing myself in South American culture, and I feel rested and ready for the final two races of the season. Our job is not finished, yet: we must keep working on the good pace we have been showing recently, as well as on our execution, to keep up with our performances and get in the mix to bring home more points ahead of the final showdown next week.”

Zhou Guanyu (Car 24):
 “Some of the most iconic names of our sport come from Brazil, and I am really looking forward to be racing there this weekend, on such hallowed ground. It’s another new track for me, even though I got a first taste of it in the simulator in the past weeks, and for this reason I have such high expectations. It was great for the team to get back in the top ten in Mexico, adding important points to our campaign. We know our pace is good, we had proof of it recently, and I’m confident if we keep doing our job well, we’ll be able to keep the momentum going. It will also be a sprint race weekend, the final one of the season, so we must make sure to come prepared for that as well, as we have seen in the previous ones in Imola and Austria that anything can really happen.”