Do you think the tires will improve or will the teams have to adapt ?
For Franciacorta it will be necessary to work on the settings. At Brands Hatch we should have a new type of tyres with a new carcass because currently they are not adapted to the car.
The level is higher than ever, how do you approach the championship ?
It is approached in the same way as other years. This year there are no Elite 2 drivers on my car so there is less wear on some parts. Our goal is the championship. The goal is to win one or two races during the season and to be in contention for the championship in the final.
The limits of the track was one of the main concern of the drivers this weekend. What is your feeling about this ?
I was close to taking a penalty in the first race. In Valencia it is always the same story, at the start of race 1 many have cut in the first corner. The problem this weekend is that we did not really have a choice, the car understeer a lot and I had a hard time keeping it on the track. Holding the race line with tires like this is going to be a problem on all tracks.
Is driving pleasure impacted ?
Yes, it’s not even comparable to previous seasons. A year ago in Valencia, we finished the races in 1:40:4 and this year we were in 1:43:8. We lost more than 3 seconds at the end of the race compared to what we did with the Michelin. It’s not fun at all because we can not attack. We will see with the new specificity of the tires planned.