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Vettel: Hungary one of our toughest races

Sebastian Vettel prepares for one of the most difficult races of the 2011 season
Sebastian Vettel admits that the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend will be one of the toughest of the season for drivers given the nature of the Hungaroring circuit.

The venue near Budapest is one of the challenging on the calendar, with its low-speeds and tight nature making racing in Hungary far from straightforward.

With temperatures expected to be much higher than in Germany, Vettel admitted that Hungary was going to provide plenty of challenges ahead of the annual summer break with the race being one of the most 'exhausting' on the calendar.

“The Hungarian GP is one of the hardest for the drivers,” the Red Bull ace said. “It can get very hot in the cockpit due to the high-temperatures, which means we lose a lot of body fluid during the race. There are a lot of bumps on the track, which means you can get shaken up a bit and, because the track has hardly any straights, you have almost no chance to 'rest' – that's what makes the Hungarian Grand Prix so exhausting.

“There are three extremely slow corners and it's pretty hard to overtake there, while on the start and finish lines we reach a top speed of 315kph. We get a good shaking through the first corner due to the bumps; it's the only place where you can really overtake, so long as you come out of the last corner well and get in the slipstream of the car in front.

“The last two corners are important, because you have to prepare for a potential overtaking manoeuvre. In the last corner, you have to wait, wait, wait… then you can drive over the kerbs and go full throttle.”



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