Rubens Barrichello: I love Japan and think the Suzuka Circuit is a real drivers' circuit. The esses, behind the pit area, are my favourite part of the circuit. There is always a good buzz for us there and this year it won't be any different with the championship set to be decided in Suzuka once again. I can only hope for points from this weekend.
Pastor Maldonado: It will be a good experience for me as I think it is one of the most important circuits of the season. It is a historical track that hasn't changed much over the years, so it will be really exciting to drive on. There is a fantastic combination of corners and the first sector looks quite difficult. I think it will become one of my favourite tracks as it is quite quick and I like tracks like that. I've never been to Japan before so I'm looking forward to getting to know the country. We need to push hard this weekend to try and improve on our last result.
Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: Suzuka is a classic track with its trademark figure-of-eight layout that proves a stern technical test for the drivers. The circuit layout leads to very high average cornering speeds and energy input into the tyres, but it is light on brakes.
Our levels of understanding regarding the driveability issues of the FW33 have increased significantly since Singapore and we are currently working hard to optimise the set-up and improve the car going into the Japanese GP. We obviously need to ensure that the car operates in the optimal aerodynamic window - this is fundamental to maximising our performance and we aim to be fighting for a points finish with both cars.
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