Polish driver Robert Kubica is looking forward to this weekend’s race in Montreal, Canada. The Gilles Villeneuve circuit is a ‘medium downforce’ circuit with a mix of long straights and chicanes. Small errors are punished as crash barriers are situated fairly close to the track and there aren’t large run-off areas.
BMW Sauber have created a special aerodynamic package for the track. Having had a good race in Canada last year, they are confident that they will be competitive again this season.
“I am really looking forward to Montreal,” Kubica explained. “It is one of my favourite tracks in the Formula 1 calendar. It means driving with lower downforce for the first time this season.
“Last year on the Friday, I was quite good there. I am looking to repeat that performance and I think our car can perform very well there becuase of the downforce configuration. I like the track because it is a street circuit and has pretty low grip, improving during the weekend. It will be interesting to see how I can cope with the Bridgestone tyres compared to the Michelins of last year, and how I have to change my driving style. I will see how big an influence it was for me to change to different tyres.
“Montreal was the track where my driving style of last year gave me an advantage. As I am not driving the same as in 2006, we have to see how it will be this year.”
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