Wednesday, June 30, 2011: Indian Formula Two driver Parthiva Sureshwaren is hopeful of a stronger showing as the F2 action returns this weekend to the Nürburgring circuit in Germany this weekend. Sureshwaren had a torrid weekend at Spa-Francorrchamps last weekend when he finished in 19th and 21st position due to a problem with his boost and loss of straight-line speed. He now heads to the famous Nurburgring circuit which features an interestin g mixture of very fast, medium fast, and slow corners.
Parthiva commented, “Last weekend at Spa was definitely disappointing but it is time to look ahead. We experienced some problems with the boost which cost me a lot of time per lap but I do hope for a better showing in Germany. The
Nürburgring circuit is a challenging and tricky one and the most important thing at this track is to find a good rhythm because the corners come at you very quickly. This is my first time at the circuit so it will take a bit of getting used to and learning the feel of the car. My goal is to be focused from the start of the weekend, do some solid work in practice, and qualify well for a good grid position. Like in Spa, the weather can play a critical factor because the track is close to the mountains and if you are unlucky you can experience cool temperatures and rain. I’m sure we will have an exciting race and hopefully a better race for me.”
The Nürburgring circuit is considered as one of the toughest and challenging circuits in the world. Popularly nicknamed as ‘The Ring, the circuit is 5.148km in length with a race distance of 67 laps. Sectors one and three are more demanding on tyre grip, traction and braking performance than in the middle sector, and it is an exciting undulating circuit. The first corner has a variety of racing lines and the chicane provide good overtaking opportunities. Braking balance is also important here and care has to be taken not to lock-up and flat-spot the tyres when slowing.