Formula 1

Hartley entering final race with positive attitude

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Brendon Hartley is taking a positive mindset into what could be his last race in Formula 1 at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

The second half of the season has seen plenty of improvement from the Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda driver and he will be looking to carry that momentum into the final weekend.

“It’s the last race of the season and I’m approaching it in a positive frame of mind. I have had a strong end to the season, performing well in the last few races, even when the car wasn’t quick enough to score big points.”

“I’m happy with my relative performance and my improvement throughout the season. So I’m looking forward to having a good weekend and finishing the year on a high.”

Hartley will be hoping for better success at a track where he qualified last in 2017.

“Abu Dhabi is an interesting track, with a street circuit feel to it, especially in the final part, where the track goes under the hotel. It’s very flat with not a lot of camber or undulation and overtaking can be tricky.”

Despite a disappointing weekend in Brazil, Hartley is optimistic that a good result is possible, especially in Qualifying.

“We struggled with that in Brazil and we need to work on understanding why. However, with the latest spec Honda PU, we can be confident that a good Qualifying is possible.” 

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