“We're always moving forward; there's still a long way to go, but we're certainly going in the right direction. We can't sit back now – we want more and we have to push for it. Our targets are quite high, and if we want to achieve them, we can't afford to relax.”
“I like being in Spain because, when the weather is hot, it reminds me of back home in India,” added team-mate Narain Karthikeyan, who has never previously competed around the stop-start Valencia Street Circuit. “The people are also very friendly here, and they know their F1 which is always nice. I certainly hope that the home race advantage helps the team to take their performance to the next level.
“I have never raced in Valencia before, so I don't really know what to expect, but you always need to concentrate 110 per cent because the smallest mistake puts you in the wall. It's not a traditional street circuit, as the roads are quite wide and the average speeds are not as slow as they are in Monaco. Hopefully, with the DRS this year, overtaking should be a possibility during the race.
“It was good to see that the updates worked well in Canada; we have made a big step forward in terms of performance, and our lap times are now much closer to our nearest rivals. We have a lot of work ahead; the step forward in Canada was a very good one, and we need to capitalise on that and keep the momentum going as the season progresses.”