Giancarlo Fisichella has said that he will be out to try and beat the BMW Sauber's of Nick Heidfeld and Robert Kubica this weekend as the regie look to continue make more progress.

After a tough start to the year, Renault have found some pace of late and while Fisi isn't getting carried away, he will want to build on his solid sixth place finish in France.

Speaking ahead of the British Grand Prix, the Italian noted that he will have an added incentive at Silverstone too as it is another home event for the team.

"They are quite positive," he replied when asked about his thoughts for Silverstone. "Firstly, for the weekend itself: it is another home race for us after Magny-Cours, with all the people from the factory at Enstone coming to support the team. So of course, a good result for them would be special.

"But also because we have shown in the last few races that we are closing the gap, and we are in the fight. When you are in a situation like that, you want to be racing every weekend, to try and make that little bit more progress. Our fight will be with BMW Sauber again, and the target has to be to finish ahead of them."

As for the Silverstone circuit itself, Fisi said it is one he definitely likes: "It's a fantastic track, one of the legendary circuits in Formula 1 and really selective for the cars and the drivers," he continued.

"The fast corners need real commitment, a very good chassis and a stable balance - which we have now with the R27. It is quite bumpy, and physical with a lot of high g-loads around the lap.

"A good lap at Silverstone is always satisfying, because the car and the driver both need to be working really well to achieve that. I finished fourth in the last two years, so if we could repeat that result, it would be a great performance for us."

 

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