Vergne trying for repeat in Montreal
3 June 2014 – Jean-Éric Vergne has set his sights on trying to finish in sixth place again in the Canadian Grand Prix.
Vergne took his best F1 result to date last year at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve when he brought his Toro Rosso home in P6 and while he knows it will be tough to do match that, he is determined to put an end to a disappointing run that has seen him retire in four of the last five races.
"I had a very good Grand Prix in Canada last year and I will be trying for a repeat performance this time," he confirmed, "although finishing sixth, like I did in 2013 will not be easy."
Meanwhile, he revealed that the Canadian GP is one of his favourites and that he loves the challenge of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
"I'm looking forward to the weekend, as I like going to Montreal, which is a really cool city and this event is on my personal podium for the best races of the year. People say the track is dangerous and maybe that's part of its appeal," he remarked.
"I find the circuits where the barriers are a hundred metres away from the track a bit dull. Taking a corner flat out, right on a knife edge, with walls to your left and right is a completely different feeling to going flat out where you know that if you go off you have several hundred metres of run-off."
"The last corner here before the pit straight is a good example," he added. "It's a nice corner, as it's quick and you have to jump two big kerbs, so it feels a bit like going back to one's karting days, throwing the car around at high speed. It's a work of art getting it right."