The Indian Grand Prix, Round 16 of the 2013 Formula One World Championship, takes place on Sunday 27 October at the Buddh International Circuit located just outside of the city of New Delhi.
"The Buddh International Circuit presents a good challenge for the drivers and engineers with its combination of low-speed corners and long straights," said Ross. "The track also has one of the highest average speeds of the year." Between turns 7 and 14, no corner is taken lower than 4th gear and the average corner speed is around 220 km/h.
"After two visits to India, we hope to see our sport continue to grow in popularity and look forward to more fantastic support from the Indian fans," added Ross. "We are once again pleased to have agreed a race partnership with Airtel, title sponsors of the Indian Grand Prix, and we look forward to welcoming them to our team over the weekend."
"There has been a great deal of analysis and hard work taking place at Brackley and Brixworth since we returned from Japan and I am pleased with the continued work ethic of the team and the determination to achieve our goal of second place in the championship," said Ross. "Both Nico and Lewis have been in the factory this week to assist with our preparations for the next two races and we are all looking forward to the challenge of securing strong finishes for both drivers."
Going into the Indian Grand Prix, the team is third in the Constructors’ Championship on 287 points, ten adrift of Ferrari. "The last three races have shown us that we have a real fight on our hands to secure second place in the Constructors' Championship - but also that we have the performance to achieve our goal if we consistently deliver the full potential of the car," added Toto. "We quickly put the disappointing weekend in Japan behind us and are now fully focused on the final four races of the season. The engineering team has been working hard to extract every last bit of performance and Nico and Lewis are both hungry to achieve strong finishes."
"We have no reason to fear any of the upcoming circuits, as we have been strong on all types of track so far this season. That should once again be the case this weekend in India, on a circuit that includes one of the most demanding corners of the year at turn 10," said Toto. "We will aim to do our usual, professional job, maximise the performance of the car and our target for both drivers will be a podium finish."