Korea 2012 preview quotes: Mercedes

  • Published on 09 Oct 2012 10:36
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  • By: Rob Veenstra
Michael Schumacher: "Korea is one of the more recent additions to the Formula One calendar, and that's still reflected in the fact that we don't get too many fans at the race. It's a pity, because the circuit layout makes for good racing, but I think the situation is improving each year. It's a very challenging track and well designed, which lots of the drivers enjoy. The basic characteristics should be more favourable for us than in Japan, so we're heading to Korea in a positive mood."

Nico Rosberg: "It's good that we have a back-to-back race this weekend, so I have the chance of a better result within seven days. I think the recent updates on our car will be better suited to this circuit, so I hope we can make a step forward performance-wise. I enjoy the circuit a lot and I am excited to get to Korea after following the new Gangnam craze on the internet in the last few months. When I have some time away from the car and engineering meetings, I'm definitely looking forward to his performance this weekend."

Ross Brawn: "After the race in Japan on Sunday, the team headed straight to Korea to begin our preparations for the back-to-back weekend. Although we had a challenging time at Suzuka, we were able to learn quite a lot about the car and its performance which has provided some good data to look through this week before the next race gets underway. The track at the Korean International Circuit is an interesting one, with a much slower layout than many of the tracks that we visit. The sport is still very new in Korea but we hope to see the interest continue to grow this year."

Norbert Haug: "Looking to this weekend in Korea, the circuit has a very different character to Suzuka - the Yeongam circuit features many more slow corners, with six of them taken below 100 kph, which is particularly slow for a Formula One car. The Suzuka weekend showed that, at such a challenging circuit, there are several different teams within a few tenths of a second in terms of race performance. Our task in Korea is to ensure we return to a level that will allow us to achieve better starting positions than in Suzuka, so that we can target better results in the race."

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