Toro Rosso driver Sebastien Buemi is looking forward to getting to grips with the Pirelli medium and soft tyres on the Suzuka track this weekend.
Speaking ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix the Swiss racer said: “Driving here is fun and exciting with so many great corners that ask a lot of you and the car. The Esses after the start, 130R and others make this place unique, not to mention the unusual figure of eight layout.
“We have seen this year that Pirelli tyres have played a big part in adding to the excitement on Sunday afternoon and that should be the case again here.
“We will have the medium and soft compounds to work with on a track that is generally tough on tyres, with quite an abrasive surface.
“The first Esses section requires the car to switch direction rapidly several times, while other long corners like Spoon also put a heavy load on the tyres.
“As usual, making the best use of both compounds could be the key to a good result here.
“The atmosphere is also special, with the politest fans in the world, who are prepared to sit in the grandstands late into the night to watch the action in the pit lane.
“Japan has had a very tough time since the earthquake and the effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster earlier this year, so I think it is important that Formula One is coming to the country.”