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RenaultSport racers confident ahead of Hungarian GP

RenaultSport racers confident ahead of Hungarian GP

Some of the Formula One drivers powered by the RenaultSport RS27 engine have spoken of their confidence ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend (July 29th).

Williams-Renault ace Pastor Maldonado, who broke a seven-year podium break for the team earlier this season, said that with the Hungaroring track being somewhat slower than the circuits visited thus far, the team will need to change its set-up somewhat.

However, the Venezuelan has won in Budapest before and will be counting on the fans to create a buzz as he attempts to emulate this success.

Team-mate Bruno Senna sees the track as one of the most challenging the drivers will visit all year and claims the slow lap is reminiscent of the track at Monaco.

The Brazilian did not race at the track last year, but has had success in Hungary in the past, most notably in the GP2 series, and as such is looking forward to the weekend's action.

Meanwhile at the top end of the driver's standings, Red Bull duo Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel will be looking to take as many points as possible.

Aussie Webber is in fine form at present and trails only Fernando Alonso of Ferrari in the race to be crowned champion.

"The Hungaroring is a good little venue and we've had some good races there in the past. Obviously overtaking has not been easy on that circuit, but it will be interesting to see how the cars perform there as it's a hot race," he commented.

"The middle sector is very, very busy and you need to have a good balance over the top of the hill. In general, it's a track that I enjoy, I like driving there and of course we're looking forward to doing well before the summer break."

Reigning champion Vettel is fighting to keep within touching distance of this year's leaders and said contending with the bumpy surface of the Hungaroring will be vital if he is to succeed in the Grand Prix.

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