Hungarian GP challenging, say Force India drivers

Updated: 26 July 2011 18:52 IST

Force India drivers said the track for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix is "tight and twisty" but they are keen to carry forward the momentum after a good show in the last week's race in Germany.

Hungarian GP challenging, say Force India drivers

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Force India drivers said the track for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix is "tight and twisty" but they are keen to carry forward the momentum after a good show in the last week's race in Germany.


Adrian Sutil, who earned eight points for the team with sixth place finish in Germany, said he is hoping to put up another strong performance at the Hungaroring. "It's a very small track that's tight and twisty without many places to overtake. You are nearly always in a corner so it's a bit like Monaco and you don't get any chance to relax, apart from maybe the main straight. We will run with maximum downforce there because after Monaco it's the slowest circuit on the calendar," Sutil said.

Paul di Resta, who fought back to 13th position in German GP after being involved in a first lap crash with Renault's Nick Heidfeld last weekend, also said it would be challenging to race in Budapest. "The Hungaroring is a short track, but it's very demanding on the drivers physically and mentally. I suppose it's like a street track in terms of the layout and the number of corners mean the aero performance of the car is very important there. All the corners seem to flow into each other and you need to find a good rhythm," the Scot said.

"I had my first experience of the track last year during free practice. It's not easy to learn much from a handful of laps but I know the layout and main challenges of the track. Because of the tight nature of the lap, it's never been a track where there has been much overtaking, so it will be another good test of the DRS," Paul di Resta added.

Chairman and team Principal Vijay Mallya is hoping that his team will finish among points yet again. "We head there off the back of our strongest showing of the year and determined to build on our momentum. We've steadily been improving the car and Adrian's sixth place finish in Germany was a welcome reward for all the hard work that has gone on at the track and back at base.

"We also know that we need to keep our heads down because there is still a big task ahead of us in the second half of the year. But I believe we have a solid basis to build on and that we can continue fighting for points this coming weekend," he said.



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