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Fisi confident of doing well in Canadian Grand Prix

New Delhi, Jun 4 (UNI) Force India driver Giancarlo Fisichella is confident ahead of the Grand Prix Du Canada 2008, the seventh event of the 18-round FIA Formula One World Championship which will take place in Montreal from June 6-8.

''Montreal is probably the event I enjoy the most. I love the city and the circuit and I have always done well, with four podiums in four years from 1997 - 2000 and two fourth place finishes,'' Fisichella said in a statement. ''Although I have never won it, I did lead the 2005 race before retiring with a hydraulic problem.'' ''To do well, you need to have a well balanced car with a good aero compromise and you have to be gentle with the brakes, which is always a big challenge in Montreal,'' he added. ''For this race we will have a new aero package that we tested in Paul Ricard three weeks ago. It felt good, and again my car was well balanced and the times were in line with our expectations.'' The 35-year-old Italian expressed satisfaction with the way the season has has shaped out for Force India so far.

''We are now about a third of the way through the season and I think we are more or less where we expected to be. I still feel we could have scored points in Melbourne and Monaco, which was not a good weekend for me in my 200th race,'' he observed. ''It was also a big disappointment for Adrian, but even so I think there were some positives from that weekend. We made no mistakes as a team in terms of strategy and drivers' performance.

''From here on in we need to wait for more improvements to come and continue to push, but I still think a mid field finish is possible in Canada, unless of course the weather gives us a big hand again, as it did in Monte Carlo.'' The Canadian Grand Prix is a fairly tough circuit. It has a 4.361 km track with a series of long straights running into slow first and second gear chicanes and hairpins, which make it the most testing circuit of the year for brakes.


Story first published: Wednesday, June 4, 2008, 14:06 [IST]
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