Carlos Sainz: Brazil, a nice one coming up! Daniil, what comes to your mind when you think of this race, a part from…
Daniil Kvyat: …Girls! [He beats Carlos to saying it]
CS: Haha! Yes, pretty girls! You’re going red!
DK: You are too! [They giggle together]. Brazil is also all about an interesting track and good food – good meat to be precise!
CS: Yes, very good meat! The Brazilian meat restaurants are the best, because you can eat as much as you want… Until you explode!
DK: We’ll need to go easy… But it’s so tempting to just eat meat the whole time you are there!
CS: Another thing I like about the country is its people, they are very passionate! The fans that attend the race really live it intensely, make a lot of noise and have a lot of fun!
DK: You very often get to hear the samba music coming from the grandstands, it’s nice! What I also like is the circuit layout – it’s an anti-clockwise one…
CS: So we need to train our necks well for this one!
DK: Yes, if not we’d suffer! So, the track is quite short but its good fun and interesting to drive. The most exciting parts are the first three turns – the Senna S – and I also enjoy turns 6, 7 and 8. Do you agree?
CS: I do. It also has a lot of history, it’s a track where many World Champions have been crowned and where there’s been some very good racing in the past. Another thing I like about it is the small paddock – it’s friendly and cosy! For example, when you’re having breakfast outside during the race weekend, you see and talk to many more people than usual – other team members, drivers, media, fans… – and it’s very different to other tracks where the space is too big to see anyone.
DK: And the weather can also be very interesting!
CS: True, but it hasn’t been in the last couple of years… We need some rain this time!
DK: Rain, please come! Let’s do a rain dance!
Now that’s something we’d like to see! Rain or no rain, what we’re sure about is that our boys will give it their best once again, after eating some delicious Brazilian ‘churrasco’, that’s for sure!
Full Brazilian Grand Prixview available HERE.