The last Grand Prix at Imola gave heart, if not hope, to the Aston Martin F1 clan: Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll both entered the points. The Silverstone team is no longer last in the constructors’ standings…
But the situation remains problematic because in the dry, Aston Martin F1 would have had a hard time getting into the points. Will we then see a return to normal in Miami this weekend?
Sebastian Vettel, who therefore remains on a convincing last Grand Prix (Q3 on Friday, 8th place on Sunday), hopes to continue his momentum, who knows… He is in any case enthusiastic to discover a new route in Miami.
“It’s great to see another street circuit joining the calendar, and the Miami track looks really interesting. From what we saw in the simulator, there are some tricky corners. Turns 13-16 have surprisingly large elevation changes to surprise riders and there are long sections where overtaking should be possible with DRS. »
“You can’t learn everything before the event – I can’t wait to hit the track for the first time. »
Stroll wants to see an American driver in F1
Lance Stroll also showed his best at Imola, with a 10th place in the race. He is also happy to see F1 focus on the United States.
“It’s amazing to see the popularity of Formula 1 take off in America, especially as it allows us to visit and race in Miami, arguably one of the coolest cities in the United States. The first race on a new circuit is always one of the most exciting, you go there with limited data and you race against time to familiarize yourself with the track. »
“It will be a lot of work, but it will be rewarding to see F1 put on an amazing show in Miami. I can not wait to be there. I think it’s a good thing for the sport and for Formula 1. »
To gain even more popularity across the Atlantic, the Canadian believes that F1 will need to have a titular American driver in the future. The last American to race in F1 was Alexander Rossi in 2015…
“It’s a growing American market and it seems Formula 1 is doing well at the moment, and the business is really booming. It’s exciting and it will be a fun weekend. »
« I think having an American driver is ideal for the United States to increase their interest in Formula 1. »