After showing promising pace throughout the weekend, Daniel has even more motivation when the racing returns in the Styrian hills.
How do you reflect on the first race weekend?
We were all so excited to go racing again and it was so nice to be back out there battling for places. It was one of those races where it’s about getting to the end, so who knows what we could have picked up. I think there were a lot of positives from the weekend, our qualifying pace was up there, and I know with a clean lap we could have been further up the grid. That’s the goal for this weekend.
What are the targets for the next race?
I think Friday practice could look different as we already know the tyres and all the little details about the circuit. We’ll look to refine some key areas to make sure we’re well prepared for both qualifying and race. I’m excited to get going again as we know anything can happen in Formula 1 and we want to be in a position to capitalise on any opportunity.
What did you do this week?
I stayed in Austria for a few days off. These first three races are going to be intense so finding some time to recharge is going to be quite important. It’s a beautiful place with some amazing scenery so I’ve just made the most of that. We went hiking, took in the sights and ate some schnitzels!