The Italian was taken in by the track's stunning backdrop: "the setting is amazing and relaxing. You could almost forget to line up for your drive because you're taking it all in. Jokes aside, it is like being at a Formula 1 meet and you feel like a star for a couple of days. The circuit is difficult to read because it is a series of stop-starts but, overall, it is fun to drive".
Silva then commented on his qualifying spot, behind Jonathan Sicart but ahead of Massimo Mantovani: "luckily, I tend to do better in races so I hope things improve".