Sergey Sirotkin feels excited to race around the ‘very old school’ Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace ahead of his first Brazilian Grand Prix in Formula 1.
The Williams Martini Racing driver will experience the Interlagos circuit for the first time since testing with the Renault Sport Formula One Team in 2016 in Free Practice 1.
The Russian heads into the penultimate round of the 2018 Formula 1 Season, twentieth overall in the drivers’ championship. He has one point to his name, claiming it at the Italian Grand Prix with tenth place thanks to Romain Grosjean‘s disqualification.
It has been a difficult season for Williams, sitting tenth and last in the constructors’ championship with seven points as they struggled to squeeze pace out of the FW41.
Sirotkin feels excited to drive around the 2.6 mile circuit, calling the track ‘old school’ for its’ constant elevation change and banking’s.
“Brazil is a very old school track which I am really looking forward to. It is a proper old school track with lots of ups and downs, along with nice banking,” said Sirotkin.
“The track features braking downhill to then accelerate up the hill, so you need to use the layout of the track to gain the advantage.
“I am looking forward to this race as I find this track exciting and I enjoy its history.”