Baku, June 14, AZERTAC
"Baku will be a learning experience for everyone," said team principal of Haas Guenther Steiner as he commented on the upcoming Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe.
"The technical guys take as much information as they can get from the FIA on the track layout and the surface of the track. Then, they make their best prediction of how to set the car up. Normally, the first time you go out on a new venue, you're pretty far off on grip level because the track is very green. It develops as more and more rubber gets put down," he said, according to Formula1.com.
"The big teams have more information because they go and get more information. Normally, they are better off because they've got more people to get prepared. They will always have an advantage, but at a new venue like Baku, sometimes you can get lucky."
"You take the corners and the grip level and you just pick pieces of other circuits, but there isn't one specific area where you could say, 'We can do the same thing here that we do there," he added.