Carlos Sainz (Car 55)
“I’ve been to Malaysia before and I like the country. I raced there in Formula BMW, which was also my first ever race in a single-seater. I came second, so I have memories of a really nice weekend. I went back a couple more times for races there. I remember that it’s very warm and humid at the time of year we will be there, which makes it tough for the drivers, so I will be looking to this weekend as a really good test of my physical condition for the rest of the season. It’s going to be an interesting weekend.”
Max Verstappen (Car 33)
“I’ve been there once before, when I my dad was racing there. I’ve watched a lot of videos of him racing at Sepang and the track looks really cool. I know it’s going to be a hot and sweaty weekend, but I’ve done some heat training which went very well and I believe that will pay off when I actually go there.