“From Moto GP to Formula 1 one of the biggest differences is that in Moto GP you can see everything,” said Marquez. “In Formula 1 you are like inside a box and then you see only two wheels, just in front, and it’s quite difficult because we are used to riding another way.”
“The most difficult [thing] with a Formula 1 car is the braking. I already checked in the simulator and to understand the way to brake is the most difficult thing because with motorbikes always we brake and we stay there with the brake, and Formula 1 is completely different. You need to brake so hard in the beginning when you have the downforce, then release.”
Marquez said he could already feel the strain on his neck from the downforce after just three laps in the car.
“The downforce is incredible,” he said, “every lap you are faster and faster.
“But straight away the car is giving me a good feeling so I didn’t expect this but the feeling was there and we are trying to manage well but it is incredible. The nicest thing is in the fast corners, you are turning so quick and so fast, it’s so stable.”
Pictures: Marc Marquez drives Toro Rosso at Red Bull Ring