Kimi Turkish GP preview – Keep on fighting

Keep on fighting
For a change, It was nice to relax with my best friends at home in Finland. We had some days off and the weather was brilliant.
There were no testing after Barcelona. I bet all the top teams have done their homework very carefully to beat us in Turkey. But there is no reason to worry about that. I believe Ferrari will go fast there, too.
If you look at the circuits we’ve raced on this season, Istanbul is demanding in a similar way like Malaysia and Bahrain. Well, Ferrari won both of those and that gives us a good feeling we should be again very competitive.
Obviously Spain was a perfect weekend for me and the team. Now we want to make sure, we keep our position. At least we will push very hard – like our competitors do to catch us.
In Barcelona we got our first pole of the season. It helped a lot. It seems it’s a MUST to get a pole in Istanbul, too. Last year I made a mistake in Q3 and it really hurt. Seems that to win in Turkey, you have to start from the pole – just like in Barcelona.
I really like Istanbul. It is the best of these new circuits. There are downhill and uphill and it has some very challenging corners. You really have a great feeling especially after getting the Turn 8 exactly right.
We drive anti-clickwise there. It is the first time this year we have this kind of a place and, for sure, it gives a tough time for the neck muscles.
I’ve had two wins and a second position after the first 4 races and I’m leading the championship by 9 points. I’m very happy how things have gone so far. That said things can change very quickly in F1 so the whole team needs to keep pushing 100% to stay ahead of our competitors.
I won’t change anything my approach. It’s far to early in the season to thing about anything other than taking the maximum amount of points at every Grand Prix.
I want to win as many races as possible. I must confess that I really like this part of the season. We just go for it every time. Only winning matters.
We are leading the championship, but it does not count, if we are not able to keep our position, when it really means something. The best way to hang on first is to keep the others behind in the race.
Obviously our target is the get 1-2 result again. We will fight – as hard as the Finnish team does at the world championships of icehockey in Canada.
It’s nice that Heikki is again well. The safety issues of these racing cars seem to be handled very well. That is good for the sports.


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