The Frenchman and teammate Giedo van der Garde are looking forward to this weekends Japanese Grand Prix and say it’s one of the best circuits of the year and that the passionate fans make the weekend ‘very special’.
Pic, who finished the Korean Grand Prix 14th, is looking forward to visiting Japan again after his first race there last year.
“Suzuka is a special place, one of the best circuits of the year and one where the support from the Japanese fans is, honestly, amazing.” the 23 year old said.
“The track itself is up there with Spa, Monaco and, for me, Nurburgring, as one of my favourites, particularly through the first sector which is very quick and where you need to be fast, smooth and precise to maximise your laptime”
Teammate van der Garde is looking forward to completely his first Formula One race around the Suzuka Circuit after taking part in a practice session last year.
“This will be my first full Grand Prix in Japan but not my first time on track at Suzuka after I did 22 laps in FP1 last year. I have to say I’m pretty excited about getting back to Suzuka, and Japan in general as it was a place I really enjoyed in 2012” said the Dutchman.
“On track it’s clearly one of the best challenges we have all year. It’s a proper drivers’ circuit with more medium and high speed corners than most modern tracks, and you need to be a bit brave to really attack around the whole lap.”
Pic commented that the Japanese fans were very passionate and helped to make the event even more enjoyable.
“From the moment we arrive on Thursday morning until late after the race on Sunday night, the grandstands are all full. It was incredible last year to see the fans several hours after the race watching the rerun of the whole Grand Prix, and they were still cheering like it was going on live.” Pic said.
“They are some of the most passionate, knowledgeable fans anywhere in the world and they help make the whole event very special.”
As the F1 circus heads to Japan, Caterham now only have five races to take 10th place in the Constructors Championship off Marussia by finishing 13th place or higher.
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