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──Mexico is said to be a special track, but what is the most difficult part of racing here?
Tanabe : The air is thin.For the Power Unit, the combustion characteristics will change and the cooling will be very important. It is necessary to check the water temperature and oil temperature frequently.
──I think that the last two years could have been a track for Red Bull, but Verstappen himself, who won twice here, said, “This year seems to be tough. Ferrari seems to be fast.”
Tanabe: I hear that, but I think everything is possible. I hope to have a good race.
──In fact, in Mexico GP, Honda is the most winning engine manufacturer.
Tanabe: I still remember that we always brought very special specification engines in the turbo era. The situation is different now, but I want to do my best.
──I think which car has the most downforce will be faster here(so Mercedes will be fast theoretically), but if the Mercedes will struggle here?
Tanabe : Mercedes seems to have some problems with cooling（this year）.
── Let talk about Suzuka,did you feel disappointed?
Tanabe : Yeah. It was great to see Albon went up to 4th, but I think the fans want to see Max fighting. I wanted to see it too.Maybe he would finish the race with 4th too, but it must have been a great race to see.
──If there was no contact, Leclerc's car was ok too, it would not been an easy race,do you think so?
Tanabe : Yeah.Ferrari has a great car now, so maybe it would not be an easy race.
──After the summer break, Verstappen said that the biggest reason why Red Bull was so behind the top2 was the difference in the pace of the update. Do you agree?
Tanabe : As a package, they are definitely became faster.
──The evolution of RB15 has not been as big as last year?
Tanabe : Maybe. The car became faster at the time of Austria,then we saw we was behind in different type of tracks,some was said to fit for us,some was not.
── The chassis update to Suzuka was canceled just before the race weekend.
Tanabe : Well, there are many reasons.
──Speaking of Suzuka's race space,Albon is 6 or 7 tenths slower per lap. Is this difference quite large?
Tanabe : The trye degradation was very serious recently. Mercedes was always good for the trye,the performance of tyre didnt fall at all in the race . And Ferrari became better recently.Its a little painful.