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Fisichella: We're getting better and better

Force India F1's Giancarlo Fisichella is feeling 'pretty confident' ahead of this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix.

Fisichella has been encouraged by recent results in Germany and Britain, and while he has yet to score points the signs are promising for the Silverstone-based outfit as the F1 circus arrives in Budapest.

Indeed the Italian believes that he can definitely get a 'good finish' on Sunday with the Mercedes-powered VJM02, which will benefit from a further few tweaks.

"Germany was obviously very positive for the whole team. Yet again we raced very well and got a good finish, coming from 18th to just outside the points," said Fisichella. "But when you look at the last two races we're really improving - I came from 16th to 10th in Silverstone and then moved up another seven positions in Germany, not because of the weather but because the team is now genuinely competitive.

"I am therefore feeling pretty confident for Hungary as we're just getting better and better. We can see our pace is much more competitive and we are really racing.

"I enjoy driving the car and I'm looking forward to this next race. As our qualifying pace has really made a step forward and the Hungaroring is all about where you start and the strategy, so I'm very positive of a good finish."

Adrian Sutil meanwhile is also feeling confident and after a strong showing at the Nurburgring, where he was on course to finish in the top-eight and score points until he made contact with Kimi Raikkonen at turn 1, he is determined to do better this time.

"We had a really good qualifying in Germany, the best performance so far this year, and the only disappointing point was this incident in the race," Sutil noted.

"The pace was good, particularly on the first stint as I was really in the front where the action was, so it was a different type of racing experience. You have to push all the time and it's so close that you need to fight for the positions.

"That's one way of seeing the crash with Kimi: if we hadn't pushed we would have lost our position straight away. But I am fine with it now. I've looked at the footage and learnt from it, so let's move on.

"Our goal for this weekend now has to be in Q2 again and then I would say get as close as we can to the top 10.

"We want to stay in the midfield where we are right now. We are always waiting for the points now and we are nearly there. This has to be the goal for the season and the few last races."



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Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Force India VJM02, Bahrain F1 Grand Prix, Sakhir, Bahrain, 24-26th, April, 2009
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Giancarlo Fisichella (ITA) Force India VJM02, British F1, Silverstone, 19th-21st, June, 2009
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