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Canada preview quotes: Honda

Rubens Barrichello: "The Canadian Grand Prix is really one of my favourite races on the calendar.  First of all, the track is quite challenging and we have been doing a lot of work in testing to work on the set-up for this race.  We had a positive test last week in Monza and I think we should be able to have a good weekend.  Secondly, Montreal is a great city and it always provides a good backdrop to the racing action.  I'm looking forward to it."

Jenson Button: "Montreal is a great circuit and I really enjoy racing there.  Our car seems to be well-suited to the track; it's a medium downforce circuit which requires much less wing than we have run in the last few races and the car seems to work well on that wing level.  We've done some good work in testing and I'm generally pleased with the results, but we'll have to wait and see how things go at the weekend.  The critical thing is to make sure we get the very best out of what we have.

"As well as being one of my favourite circuits, there's always a great atmosphere in Montreal.  It's a big weekend for Honda Canada, so I hope we have an enjoyable weekend on and off-track."

Gil de Ferran - Sporting Director: "The Canadian Grand Prix represents a completely different challenge to the last few races, as the circuit consists of a series of slow corners and a very long straight, and so demands a lower downforce configuration to achieve high top speeds.  In preparation, we were busy testing last week in Monza to evaluate our latest performance developments in a configuration appropriate to the Montreal circuit. 

"Montreal is a great city and we are especially proud that Honda Canada is a major sponsor of this race and will have a significant trackside and downtown presence, including the Crescent Street Festival which is a great opportunity for the fans to get close to the team and our drivers.  All in all we are looking forward to our two week visit to North America."

Shuhei Nakamoto - Engineering Director - Honda Racing Development: "After a frustrating run of races over the past few weeks we are looking forward to getting both cars back into the points in Canada."

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