Swede Ericsson secured two top 10 finishes in the Friday practice sessions for the Japanese Grand Prix, and was positive about the team’s chances ahead of qualifying.
Suzuka International Racing Course
Esteban Ocon comfortably had the measure of Racing Point Force India team-mate Sergio Pérez in Friday practice for the Japanese Grand Prix, finishing both sessions in seventh.
The Japanese Grand Prix has agreed a new three year deal to host the race at Suzuka until 2021, with Honda as a title sponsor for the 2018 race.
Mario Isola says that despite the far from normal conditions experienced at the Japanese Grand Prix, the tyre compounds worked as they would expect.
Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner says the team will carry some confidence going into tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix with both drivers starting on the second row.
Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen says Qualifying ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix wasn’t ideal for him as starts the race from fourth on the grid.
Championship Leader Lewis Hamilton has secured his first ever Suzuka Pole Position ahead of tomorrow’s Japanese Grand Prix.
Daniel Ricciardo says that Red Bull Racing are not as quick down the straights due the amount of downforce placed on the car during practice ahead of this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix.
Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen says he was very happy with the set-up of his Red Bull RB13 during practice for this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton has said the Mercedes is performing much better here in Japan, and he is definitely ready to race.
Romain Grosjean is a big fan of the Japanese Grand Prix and connot wait to get racing at Suzuka.
Pierre Gasly is more than ready for his second Formula 1 race, having already raced at Suzuka in the Japanese Super Formula Series earlier this season.
Carlos Sianz Jr. is hoping for a much stronger performance from the STR12, at this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen says the Suzuka International Racing Course is a old-school track, ahead of this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix.
Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo looks forward to tackling the Suzuka International Race Course ahead of this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix.