The word to the winners

Quotes from the winning drivers after the two races at Suzuka.

Norbert Michelisz (winner of Race 1): “It has been a dream weekend! Pole position yesterday and victory today. It was a perfect race. I took a great start and was able to create a gap in the first laps. The car was so good that I did not even need to push to the limit. I was focusing on not making mistakes and when my engineer told me on the radio that Tarquini had had a puncture, I eased my pace a bit. I really wanted to win my first race for Honda, and this was the perfect place to do it. I’m really proud of myself and of the team.”

Tom Coronel (winner of Race 2): Japan has a special place in my heart. I feel calm and comfortable here and this helps with the motivation to win. I lived here for five years and drove for 50000 kilometres at this track and I know every inch of it... Therefore it’s easy for me to choose the right set up for a race. I really enjoyed fighting with Bennani. He was driving fast and clean, and we had a fair battle.”