There’s always lots of wind at Silverstone and it often rains, even
in the summer. The track conditions are changing extremely quickly so
that it’s difficult to find the right set up for the car. Usually, when
you’re leading in the Championship, you hope for stable weather
conditions, but this year it’s different and we try to consider this
variable part of the fun of racing in England.
For the first time we’re
racing at Silverstone without any prior test sessions. The Team
prepared some new solutions, which we will test on Friday morning: as
never before this year it’s fundamental to exploit the three free
practice sessions as much as possible. At Silverstone the performance
in the fast corners is very important, where you need a high aero
downforce. We hope that the new solutions will help us to improve in an
area, which brought us into difficulties in Turkey.
As I’ve said
several times before we need to be patient: we’re improving thanks to
the hard development work, but we’re still not able to fight for a win
against the Brawns. I’m extremely confident and I’m convinced that
after another couple of races we’ll have closed the gap between the
leaders and us. I know that this is what our fans want from us and
we’re giving it our all to succeed.
It will be a difficult British GP: a place on the podium would be a
great result. Form me this is a really significant track. This was
almost the starting point of my international career in the minor
Formula series and I always loved to race here. That’s why it’s a bit
sad that this should be the last edition of the race, but I have to
admit that I also really like Donington: I’ve won there too already.
I’m confident of a good result in Silverstone this year – Ferrari have been working hard as Kimi has said, but they’ve got some significant updates and improvements which should give a better chance for a podium than in Turkey. I wish I was going this weekend to see Kimi one last time at the Silverstone circuit but I’ll always treasure the memories from the 2007 race weekend where he beat the McLarens from 3rd place on the grid and won in great style. Keep Flying Kimi!