Bahrain is internet hosting back-to-back races over the following two weekends, with the primary on the same old 5.4 km circuit that has been used for a lot of the almost twenty years the race has been run.
However in an effort so as to add some selection, when the automobiles run once more on the second weekend they will use the high-speed, 3.5 km outer observe, a circuit with simply 4 braking factors and an expectation that automobiles will be capable of full a lap in lower than a minute.
“It’s positively going to be bonkers, that is for certain,” Russell mentioned.
“I feel it is thrilling as a result of the lap occasions are going to be so shut. I reckon everyone will most likely be inside a second in qualifying, which implies when you make one small mistake, you might be shedding a great deal of positions on Saturday.
“I feel it’ll be giving completely the whole lot you’ve got bought, ensuring you nail the lap, as a result of there greater than anyplace when you do make a mistake, you do not have sufficient corners to make that lap time again.
“It’ll most likely be a little bit of a multitude on Saturday, as a result of everybody shall be on the lookout for a slipstream. There’s most likely not sufficient house to suit 20 automobiles on there. And the racing goes to be so fairly wacky. In order that’ll be thrilling.”
Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo says it is price making an attempt the brand new structure.
“I had a couple of laps on the sim(ulator),” he mentioned.
“It is distinctive, if you wish to use that. There’s not an entire lot to it. Clearly the primary few corners are the identical. And then you definately’ve bought like a sort of S right into a chicane, after which the again straight into the final nook.
“I hope on the chicane we are able to sort of carry sufficient momentum to get shut and to get a tow and to arrange some overtaking, perhaps into the final nook, for instance.
“I’m a fan of adjusting the structure, if we will go to a circuit twice in two weekends, let’s change it. And I am excited to see the way it performs.”