Kimi’s Column: Canada GP Preview

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Motor Racing - Formula One World Championship - Canadian Grand Prix - Preparation Day - Montreal, Canada

Back to normal

The season so far has not been that bad for me. Monaco was a certain disaster, but, obviously, you cannot escape weekends like that from time to time.

We have dropped some points more behind Vettel, but it’s still long way to go in this championship. Now the main focus is getting back our normal rhythm and be back fighting for good positions in qualifying and even stronger for podiums in the race.

I like the atmosphere in Montreal. It’s always nice to come over to Canada. But usually it means also a certain kind of casino with the weather conditions and the grip levels of the tarmac.

We race whatever is the weather, but, for sure, I would prefer the dry track from the soaking one, at least. The car has been better in the wet, too, but there is always room to improve.

Canada gives always a real tricky challenge with the set-up work. In this circuit getting everything right feels first so difficult, but if you don’t miss too much track time in the practise, you gain good confidence for the qualifying.

The qualifying is always important, but here it doesn’t hurt you as much as it does in Monaco. With a good car and good strategy you can still do well.

It’s a long time since I was on podium in Montreal. Now we do our very best to get back there. We need good points after losing so many in Monaco due to circumstances outside our control.

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