Sorry it's been so long since I wrote my last blog.
We race in Edmonton today. I won here twice in 2007 so I really like this track. The crowd is fantastic, the event is fantastic and the Canadian fans are fantastic. We have a huge fan base here in Canada and hopefully we'll put on a good show for everyone today - here and on TV. Today is one of those days when you run the warm up in the morning and then you spend the rest of the time waiting, waiting and waiting for the race. The car is ready. We won't be changing the car that much from yesterday. We adjusted the castor level, which controls the steering effort, the steering weight. This track is very physical and I asked the team to remove the castor because I was getting really tired after five laps because the steering was extremely heavy. The car is pretty good, and now I feel I can drive the car hard and consistent through the whole race.
What makes this track different from the others is the loads in the corners and the way the corners are laid out. The corners are very fast and the asphalt here brings out a lot of mechanical grip and the steering effort is very high. That's why it's physical and I have been training very hard all season on the weights and cardio and I've been driving the car a lot so that I'm prepared for this kind of track. The other drivers are well prepared also. It's just a matter of finding the right castor level and we did that this morning in practice so I feel very confident going into the race.
Hope you can tune in