Max excited about Hungary chances


Max Verstappen believes this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix could be one of Toro Rosso's "best races of the season".

Toro Rosso's STR10 have looked pretty fast in patches this campaign, but often they have failed to replicate their practice results on race day with the team slipping to eighth in the Constructors' standings.

The British Grand Prix was a case in point for their mixed performances as the Dutch youngster felt they were "second fastest" behind Mercedes during practice, but once qualifying came around they struggled while both Verstappen and team-mate Carlos Sainz retired on the Sunday.

The teams head to the Hungaroring, a track that's not known to favour overtaking, this week and the rookie Verstappen feels good points are on offer for the team.

"I’ve raced at the Hungaroring in Formula 3 and it’s a bit of a Mickey Mouse track," he said. "I’m looking forward to racing there with an F1 car; I think the circuit will suit our car and I’m optimistic we can fight for a good result. This could be one of our best races of the season.

"Qualifying will be a key part of the weekend as in Hungary it is very difficult to overtake during the race, but, as always, I will do my best and try to overtake every time the opportunity arises.

"After this race, we have our summer break, but I’m not really looking forward to it: I’d prefer to have another three races in the three weeks off!"