Pic: Nürburgring very special
4 July 2013 – Charles Pic has revealed that the Nürburgring is his favourite track and he reckons it should suit the Caterham F1 team.
Pic notched his best result of the season when he finished 15th at Silverstone last Sunday – the third time this year he has headed home the ‘third’ division entries: “I don’t really know why it [the Nürburgring] is my favourite, it’s just the feeling I have racing there – it’s very special!,” he said in the countdown to this weekend’s German Grand Prix, round nine in the 2013 FIA F1 World Championship.
“I won there in Formula Renault 3.5 and I was on the podium in GP2 so it has a lot of happy memories for me and there’s just something about getting a lap right there that feels very good.
“In terms of the atmosphere it’s a bit like Silverstone. It’s always very busy, the stands are full and when you come into the stadium section it’s a bit like racing into a football arena. The fans can see a lot of the track so they have a great view and they really know about motorsport. I’ve not raced in F1 there yet – last year we were at Hockenheim, but I’m sure it’ll be a great weekend.
“I think the track should also suit us quite well. We made some progress in Silverstone, in quali when I put together the best qualifying lap of my season so far and in the race where we had better pace than we’d had for a couple of races, and we added a few new parts to the car, mainly around the floor.
“We’ll have a couple more small updates for Germany and it’ll be good to continue the positive trend we’ve regained since last week in the UK.
“We have a bit of a gap after Germany before Hungary so it’ll be good to leave the Nürburgring after a positive race, having got ourselves back to the performance levels we’ve targeted for this season.”