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Stake F1 Aims for Comeback at Suzuka Showdown

Stake F1 Aims for Comeback at Suzuka Showdown

01/04/2024

Heading to Suzuka, Stake F1 seeks to surpass its early-season results, targeting the top 10 despite facing ongoing pit stop challenges. The team’s resilience and optimism shine as they eye their first points.

Stake F1 heads to Suzuka hoping to outperform its results from the first three races. While the team officially maintains an optimistic stance, even aiming for a top 10 finish, the reality is that outcomes hinge on resolving pit stop issues that have cost drivers significant time each race since the season’s start.

“After facing tough races, our team remains resilient, not letting setbacks deter us, as we believe we can turn things around,” stated team spokesperson Alessando Alunni Bravi. “We’re going to Japan with the goal of moving past the challenges of the last two races.”

“We aim to leverage the promising pace we’ve shown in previous events to finally fulfill our potential. Night and day efforts back in Hinwil have been focused on rectifying our pit stop challenges.”

“This approach allowed us to outperform our direct rivals in Melbourne, continuing a pattern seen in earlier races, and it’s this momentum we plan to build on this week. Additionally, we’re introducing new developments, a testament to our team’s hard work, in hopes of earning our first points.”

Bottas holds “excellent memories” of Suzuka

Valtteri Bottas, a previous Suzuka victor, cherishes returning to Japan, aiming to leave past issues behind and secure a strong result.

“Racing at Suzuka is always a joy – it’s among the most iconic tracks on the calendar, and my personal favorite. I have excellent memories here, including a win and several other strong performances. It’s not just about the track; the fans’ passion is unmatched, and it drives you to put on a great show for them,” Bottas noted.

“This certainly adds extra motivation for the weekend. As for Australia, it’s always disappointing to leave a race empty-handed, especially when we demonstrated real potential and could have scored well.”

“However, that’s behind us now, and we have a new opportunity to bounce back this weekend, particularly given our encouraging race pace.”

“We’re all aware of the effort going on behind the scenes to fix our pit stop issues, and we’re hopeful to see improvements soon. We’re also prepared to introduce new upgrades here, so I’m eagerly anticipating getting back on the track and making further progress.”

Zhou is “motivated to bounce back”

Guanyu Zhou, also a fan of Suzuka, looks to demonstrate the Sauber C44’s capabilities on the Japanese circuit after a frustrating season start: “As a driver, Suzuka ranks among the best circuits to race on.”

“This will be my third time racing on this historic track, and one can’t help but remember the great races, decisive championships, and iconic moments watched on TV as a child.”

“The audience is also extraordinary: the support and dedication from fans in the stands and outside the paddock are felt not just by the drivers but by all team members.”

“I aim for a strong race here: Melbourne didn’t go as planned, but we’ve regrouped as a team and are now motivated to bounce back.”

“We recognize there’s still work to be done, both on and off the track, but, crucially, the race pace we showed in Australia appeared highly competitive.”

“I’m looking forward to pushing our car to its limits again. If we can secure favorable grid positions and manage a clean start, we stand a chance to make a significant impact and aim for points.”

 Stake F1 Aims for Comeback at Suzuka Showdown

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