Virgin Racing preview the Hungarian GP

Tuesday 26th July 2011

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Virgin Racing preview the Hungarian GP

Virgin Racing preview the Hungarian GP

With the summer break on the horizon, Virgin Racing are eager to finish the current period on a high.

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Timo Glock: "Hungary is always one of my favourite races of the season. In 2008 I scored my first ever Formula One podium here, so the Hungaroring holds very special memories.

"Hungary is always one of my favourite races of the season. In 2008 I scored my first ever Formula One podium here, so the Hungaroring holds very special memories. Budapest is also a unique city and I always enjoy the race weekend here, where the atmosphere is always great.

"It's a very challenging and physical track but its always good fun to drive. The circuit generates an incredible amount of grip as the weekend gets underway, which can provide a real challenge in finding the right set-up for the race. It combines very short straights and many corners that require a lot of focus as one leads into the next without any recovery time. After my home race in Germany, I feel very positive looking forward to the weekend ahead."

Jérôme D'Ambrosio: "I'm really looking forward to racing in Hungary, where I will work hard to put all the pieces together across the weekend and put in a good performance.

"I'm really looking forward to racing in Hungary, where I will work hard to put all the pieces together across the weekend and put in a good performance. I like the circuit even though it's quite tricky and you need to find a good rhythm. It's very similar to driving in Monaco - it's twisty, bumpy and dirty off-line.

"I still have to work on improving my qualifying performance to make sure I have better chances during the race. If I can do this I think I can have a strong race because the pace of the car in Germany was good. So we go to Hungary with a positive feeling and I hope to go into the summer break on the back of a good result."

John Booth, Virgin Racing Team Principal: "This is the last Grand Prix before the summer break, so we hope to put in another good performance before a well-deserved rest for the team.

"The Hungarian Grand Prix will be the conclusion to a very busy and positive period for the team following the important announcements that have taken place this month. We are clearly taking strong and steady steps forward and this makes us confident.

"After packing the garage and trucks and heading to Hungary in the space of only two days, we arrive to what is going to be one of the toughest races of the season in terms of technical and physical demands. The tight and twisty layout makes it a real challenge for the drivers, which have to drive to the limit during the whole lap.

"This 4.381 km track requires a high downforce level as well as good mechanical grip. The surface is quite bumpy and even though overtaking has traditionally been very difficult here, this should change now with DRS and the Pirelli tyres. This is the last Grand Prix before the summer break, so we hope to put in another good performance before a well-deserved rest for the team."

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