Kimi Australia review and Malaysia preview
Great way to start
Obviously, winning the race as soon as the season starts, netting 25
points in the championship and getting the fastest lap time, feels good.
I could not have asked for more.
The main reason to be happy with the first weekend of the racing season
was, however, the feeling I had with the car. As I thanked the team in
the radio after the race, I really meant it: We have a good car!
In Australia the race went very well, but we could have done better in
the qualifying. It was a strange session split in two days. I had done
the qualifying on Sunday morning only one before long time ago in
Japan, and, while it¹s the same for everybody, it was still quite
tricky to get the lap together in those conditions.
After qualifying everything went as we planned. We had decided to go
for two stop strategy after Friday practise and it was exactly the
right way to go. I didn¹t have any kind of issues with the tyres and
the win must be one of the easiest I¹ve ever got in F1.
Now we head for the Malaysian Grand Prix. I¹ve got nice and not that
nice memories from Sepang circuit. We have won there twice and it was
ten years ago, while I did it for the first time in my F1 career.
The circuit is very challenging. It¹s not my favourite place, while
it¹s always that hot, but it¹s always a great circuit to race a F1 car.
This time we should have a good car for the hot track temperatures, as
well, but we have to wait until Friday practise, to find out more
Obviously, we do our very best to get it right at Sepang, and,
hopefully net some good points again.