Nico Hulkenberg is confident his new B-specification Force India will be as strong around the tight and twisty Hungaroring as it was on its debut at the high-speed Silverstone.

The much anticipated new VJM08 enjoyed a successful bow at the British Grand Prix, with Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez scoring points in seventh and ninth to consolidate its fifth position in the constructors' standings.

Heading to the Hungarian Grand Prix, Hulkenberg says he is impressed with the immediate performance of the new car, yet is confident there is much more to come from the package.

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With this in mind, though the Hungaroring displays different characteristics to the previous race at Silverstone, the German believes the car will still be fast.

"The last race at Silverstone was a lot of fun. I'm very pleased with the b-spec update and happy with our performance across the whole weekend. After the first couple of laps in the new car I knew we had made a step in the right direction and I had a smile on my face. We obviously need to keep exploring our package, but it was satisfying to get a good result at the team's home race.

"The engineers have spent the last couple of weeks digging deep into the data because we can't afford to stand still. We need to keep pushing in this direction and getting more performance from the car.

"There's a good feeling in the team and I think we can be competitive again this weekend. The low and medium-speed corners should suit us and the tyre choices are a bit softer than Silverstone, which should help us."