Kevin Magnussen is hopeful that the Hockenheim circuit will suit McLaren at this weekend's German Grand Prix.
With the MP4-29 lacking downforce, the high-speed corners of Silverstone were expected to make for a difficult weekend for McLaren. While Jenson Button finished fourth and Magnussen seventh following a competitive weekend, Magnussen still believes the layout at Hockenheim will play more to the team's strengths.
“It's a circuit which should hopefully suit us a little bit better than some of the faster, more aero-dependent tracks that we've visited recently,” Magnussen said. “I don't think that will significantly change the competitive order, but it would be good to get some more points under our belts as we push to move up both the drivers' and constructors' championships.”
And Magnussen is confident that he will be in position to take full advantage of a strong car having had previous experience of the circuit.
“I've raced at Hockenheim before – back in 2010 when I was in German Formula 3 – and it's a circuit that I enjoy. It has a good mix of corners, it's a mid-speed track, it's a place where you can spend a lot of the lap fighting other drivers, so it's important to have a car that you feel comfortable pushing and which has good traction out of the corners – which is where a lot of overtaking moves tend to start around here.”