Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview – With Red Bull Racing

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview – With Red Bull Racing

It only feels like yesterday that the 2017 Formula 1 Season started and now, we’re nearly at the end of the season with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix taking place at the end of this week.

Thanks to Red Bull Racing, we’re bringing you the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview with other teams later in the week and below, you’ll be able to see what their drivers, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen have to say ahead of the season finale this weekend.

Max Verstappen – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview

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“Abu Dhabi is the last race on the calendar, but I don’t actually want the season to end”

Max Verstappen – “We will of course try and end the season with a strong result in Abu Dhabi. Last year was actually quite a good race after skipping the pit stop following a spin at Turn 1 – it was hard to manage the tyres towards the end of the race but we did it – and we finished fourth!”

“I would say that my favourite part of the track is at Turns 2 and 3 – the fast left and right. It’s also very cool driving underneath the hotel and racing in the darkness with all the lights. The final sector at Yas Marina is actually quite technical so you have to be really precise there but it should also be our strongest part of the track.”

“There are quite a few overtaking opportunities to make the race interesting before the long straight at the hairpin and then at the end of the straight under braking for the next chicane section.”

“Abu Dhabi is the last race on the calendar but I don’t actually want the season to end – I’m fired up at the moment and I just want to keep going. The nice thing will be to spend time with friends and family over the winter break and then I will look ahead to January and get back into training before it all starts again.”

Daniel Ricciardo – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview

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“When you have so much time away from the car in the off season, it helps to sign off with a strong result as it makes you feel like you really deserve a break.”

Daniel Ricciardo – “Has Marina has actually been one of my favourite tracks over the years. It’s been a bit like Suzuka for me though, a track that I’ve always enjoyed and gone well on but not quite reached the podium at. I broke that trend in Suzuka this year so hopefully I can do the same in Abu Dhabi.”

“It’s a fun track to drive, I like the twilight thing and I guess because it’s the end of the season, it makes things more enjoyable. We practice in the daylight but race at twilight which makes things a lot more challenging. You generally don’t look too much into the sunlight sessions because in the evenings, when it counts, the track cools down and the car changes so much. I wouldn’t say they are wasted sessions but you do have to take things with a pinch of salt.”

“When you have so much time away from the car in the off season, it helps to sign off with a strong result as it makes you feel like you really deserve a break.”

“I think we should have a strong car in Abu Dhabi. I said I want another win before the session is out and I think we have a decent chance of achieving that.”

More coming soon!

The Formula 1 Girl 🙂

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Thank you to Red Bull Racing

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