Will Stevens: “It’s a very challenging circuit”


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After an exciting race between himself and Manor F1 Team team-mate Alexander Rossi at the Mexican Grand Prix, Will Stevens is feeling very optimistic about the next two races, starting with this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

Stevens will be looking to end the streak of Rossi of finishing ahead of the Briton at the Interlagos circuit, having seen the American be classified ahead of Stevens in all four events the duo have raced together.

“The race in Mexico was a very exciting one between me and Alex,” said Stevens. “In the end, it didn’t deliver the position I held for much of the race but I felt like I was back to where I was. 

“Obviously Abu Dhabi I’ve raced at before but Brazil is another new circuit for me and one I’ve always been excited about racing at. What’s great is that it’s a new experience for me personally, but an old classic with a lot of heritage and obviously forever tied to the legacy of one of my own inspirations, Ayrton Senna. 

“It’s also a very challenging circuit, which are my favourites, as it’s another opportunity for a driver to show their skill in arriving at a good compromise set-up to cope with the different circuit characteristics. I’m looking forward to it.”

This weekend’s Grand Prix will be the final race for Rossi in 2015 for the team, he hopes it will be as positive as the past four races.

“I’m very satisfied with my performances thus far,” said Rossi. “So we will need to keep the momentum going to end on a really strong note.

“This is a track that I’ve raced and won on in the past, so I will be looking forward to hitting the ground running on Friday. The weather looks like it will be a variable again, as is so often the case with this circuit, but I have grown to be quite comfortable with the car in all conditions.

“I can’t wait to get out there on Friday and resume the on-track battle with Will for one final time this year.”