Austin, Oct 20: Formula One driver Carlos Sainz said that he’s happy Austin’s Circuit of the Americas is the venue for his first race with new team Reult.
Origilly set to join Reult in 2018, the Spaniard made the move with four races left in the 2017 season after Toro Rosso agreed to release him early, reports Efe.
“I’m actually particularly excited to make the debut with the Reult car in a circuit like Austin because you have every single kind of corner that you enjoy in Formula One in this kind of track,” Sainz said at a press conference ahead of this weekend’s United States Grand Prix in the Texas capital.
Asked about the reasons for joining Reult earlier than planned, the driver said that being part of the team for the fil four races of 2017 gives him the chance to influence the design of next year’s cars.
“On top of that, it’s always better to meet engineers, PR people, team bosses, start working along together with all of them four races earlier. That gives us a bit of an advantage for 2018 rather than going straight into winter testing in 2018,” Sainz said. IANS