Max Verstappen says the Hungaroring holds 'special' significance to his family and is confident the Toro Rosso STR10's strengths can be maximised at the circuit.

The young driver's father Jos notched up his maiden Formula 1 rostrum at the Budapest track in 1994 for Benetton and although the 17-year-old feels a rostrum might be out of reach for Toro Rosso a strong points result is achievable.

"It is very nice for my dad and it makes Hungary a bit special," Verstappen said. "I think trying to score a podium here is a bit difficult for us but to score some point I would be very happy. The car is working well and when it does you get more confidence so I think we can do a good job."

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The Hungaroring circuit is one of the few places on the F1 calendar where he has some experience in car racing having competed in Hungary last season in the European Formula 3 championship.

Verstappen believes the track will suit his Toro Rosso machine and has pinpointed qualifying as the key to a successful race weekend.

"It is very challenging and narrow so you have to optimise the space on track," he added. "Our car normally performs well on this track so we should have a good weekend."

Toro Rosso's recent record around the Hungaroring shows the team has strong potential around the tight track but at times has struggled to string it altogether over the whole weekend, something Verstappen wants to put right.