Our drivers spoke to the world's media in Barcelona.

Sergio Perez

The result in Baku was a massive boost in confidence and I am sure it won’t be a one-off. The progress the team have made since the start of the season has been tremendous and I am looking forward to this weekend. Barcelona should give us a good picture of where we stand at the moment, and I hope we can be once again at the top of the midfield battle. It’s clear that our fight is with McLaren, Renault and Haas but we have showed in the past we can achieve great results and we can do it again.

We have an upgrade coming this weekend and hopefully it works as we expect. We don’t expect it to turn into laptime immediately but it will definitely help the team develop the car. It’s a long season and it only matters where we are at the end: we need to keep progressing as one or two tenths are enough to change your life completely in such a tight field.

 


Esteban Ocon

It was hard to swallow the disappointment of Baku but there were plenty of positives to take from the weekend – and of course a podium and good points for the team. We made a good step in Baku, we have new parts here and hopefully they’ll help us make one further step forward. We need to keep this momentum going and hopefully be strong for the rest of the season.

Barcelona is a good place to see how we have progressed and how the car got quicker. We have a lot to compare, not just to the car we had during winter testing here but also to our rivals. We have done a good job so far after a difficult start, but fixing a problem is not easy. We, as drivers, do our best giving feedback to the team and the engineers do the hardest bit, which is to turn our indications into performance.  We keep improving all the time and it’s a great satisfaction to see how much stronger we get all the time.