Gastaldi We will meet with Russian fans
Question the Track in Sochi unknown to the riders and teams. What do you expect from the upcoming weekend
Federico Gastaldi Everything Formula 1 is waiting for a new and exciting adventure. Formula 1 is a global sport, and the first race in Russia will be a great experience for all of us. Most importantly, we will meet with fans. We need to make sure that Formula 1 will take a strong place in their hearts. In the championship is very good Russian rider - Daniel Quat. The team from Enstone debuted the first pilot of the Formula 1 from Russia is our friend Vitaly Petrov. It would be great to meet him again and see what he thinks about the attitude of his countrymen to this sport.
Question Russia is an important market for Formula 1 in the future
Federico Gastaldi Certainly. We must act in the greatest country in the world. In the last twenty years, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, we saw that the country has huge potential. The rapid growth of the economy and the hosting of major sports events will lead to the fact that in the next decade there will be many new opportunities for business development. Team Lotus we are always exploring new markets and seek to expand the audience of the Formula 1.
Question the Track is located in the Olympic Park, and the Formula 1 and the Olympic games two of the biggest sporting events in the world. Do you think the championship will soon appear more similar stages
Federico Gastaldi Between the Olympic games and Formula 1 are the Parallels, because they attract large companies and brands. This is only for the benefit of the championship. In Formula 1 there are many attractive to large companies. New technologies and the efficiency of the machines in this season are exciting prospects, so we need to promote Formula 1. Ultimately, I believe that we have a strong relationship with the Olympic movement, because we race in Montreal and Barcelona, where in 1976 and 1992, the years of the Olympic games were held. So we already have a similar heritage.
Question How do you assess the results of the weekend in Suzuka
It is difficult to draw conclusions about the efficiency of the machine because the race took place in difficult conditions. I must say that both drivers performed well, especially considering the fact that due to spray the visibility was low. On the other hand, we could earn points, but the finish is two machines in such a complex environment can be considered a positive result.
Question How do you assess the decision of the FIA production car safety and the appearance of red flags during the race
Federico Gastaldi This is a fairly difficult job, but in hindsight that any of us looks expert. I must say, given the progress of the race, all decisions about the release of the safety car were correct. From the outset it was clear that on the road too much water, so it was the right decision to leave the safety car for a few laps. Then, when it started to rain again, the race was stopped by the red flag after the accident. We should learn from such a serious incident, but in General, I believe that the race direction has performed well in a very difficult and arduous conditions.
Question How is the preparation for 2015
Federico Gastaldi We are doing a lot in preparation for the next season, and it's positive. However, I continue to insist that we still have opportunities to earn points this year. We should focus on achieving this goal, but hard to prepare for the new season. The team is working to return to the high position. In Enstone all focused on achieving this goal.
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