Sauber Drivers Discuss Their Admiration for Silverstone


Both Sauber drivers have revealed themselves as big fans of Silverstone and are looking forward to the British Grand Prix next weekend.

Kamui Kobayashi actually describes Silverstone as his favourite circuit on the calendar, and is hoping for another good result this season:

“Silverstone is a high speed track, so I expect us to be good at the British Grand Prix and in a position to fight for points,” says Kobayashi. “For me personally Silverstone is my favourite circuit of all, because I really love such high speed corners and also the crowd is very enthusiastic there.

“Last year it was there where I achieved my best result of the season when I finished sixth in the race. The weather is always difficult to predict, but it doesn't worry me after we proved in Canada we can adapt to any track conditions.”

Sergio Perez also expects Sauber to go well at Silverstone, a track where the Mexican has tasted victory in lower series:

“Silverstone is a circuit I have always been good at since my Formula 3 times,” he said. “I won there twice in F3 and once in GP2. There is a very special atmosphere about this race and I like it a lot. Also I used to live in Oxford, for three years actually, so it was my home race for a while and I still have lots of friends there.

“It will be something special for me to be there the first time to take part in the British Grand Prix and, of course, I want to do well there. I especially like Copse corner as well as Maggotts, Becketts, Chapel with the quick changes of direction. I also think the circuit should suit our car well.”