" For this race we again have a couple of new developments on the car suited to this track, and I am hoping we will see another step forward and an even better chance of fighting with our immediate competitors and further closing the gap to the front of the field", he said.
"I hope we can be strong again at Suzuka and do everything we can to defend our 10th position in the Championship"
Charles Pic has never raced at the Japanese circuit but he is looking forwards to the experience.
" I really like what I have seen of the circuit. It will obviously be another new challenge for me, driving here for the first time. Although it is a very technical circuit, I think the hardest new track for me - Singapore and its night-race - is behind me and my preparation will be much more representative of the other new long-haul tracks I have tackled in my debut season."