Kazuki Nakajima has said that his main aim this weekend in Brazil will be just to enjoy the experience as he prepares to make his debut at the pinnacle of the sport.

The GP2 rookie of the year has gotten the chance to race for Williams F1 after Alex Wurz announced his immediate retirement following the Chinese Grand Prix.

However, having never competed in a full grand prix weekend before, the 22-year-old is aware that it isn't going to be easy - and the fact the track is anti-clockwise won't help his cause much either.

"I'm obviously feeling really excited about my first Formula One race. I've never driven at Interlagos before, so I've been doing lots of preparation work in the team's simulator at Grove," he noted.

"I've also ramped up my training in the gym to help me cope with the pressures on my neck because it's an anti-clockwise track. It looks like it's going to rain over the weekend, so the weather is going to make the whole process quite tricky.

"I'm trying not to put any pressure on myself though. I'm going to take it at my own pace, work through each session step by and step and, above all, just enjoy it."

Williams F1 technical director, Sam Michael meanwhile believes that the outing at Interlagos is extremely significant for the Japanese driver.

"As a result of Alex's retirement, Kazuki will be in the car in Brazil making his Formula One debut. It's a big weekend for him as part of his next stage of development," he added.

 

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