Jenson Button admits this year's Hungarian Grand Prix will be 'quite a lot different' to last season when he famously managed to break his Formula 1 race winning duck in exceptional circumstances.

On that occasion those exceptional circumstances involved wet weather and a drive from 14th on the grid. Sadly for Button, the exceptional circumstances this year will be more to do with a car that heads into the second-half of the season still clutching a single point.

Indeed, Button heads to Hungary ruing a missed opportunity at the Nurburgring when he was one of the many victims that spun off during the shower that deluged the circuit at the start of the race.

Button though is remaining quietly confident that a good result around the Hungaroring is in the offing following further testing of the RA107 at Jerez.

"The Hungaroring is a track with good rhythm and a good mix of slow-speed and high-speed turns. It was never really one of my favourite races before, but for obvious reasons that all changed last year. It will always be a special place as the scene of my first win.

"Obviously it will be quite a different race for us this year but hopefully we can keep up the steady progress we have been making and take another step forward."

An indicator of the differences between 2006 and 2007, Senior Technical Director Shuhei Nakamoto is targeting a step forward in Hungary, but is only expecting a 'point or two' at best.

"At our test in Jerez this week we worked on our set-up for Hungary and conducted an evaluation of our aerodynamic updates for this race. I am pleased to say that we found a good baseline. The Hungaroring provides a mixture of high and low speed turns and so mechanical grip is very important.

"The extremely hot conditions provided a good opportunity to test the engine and again the result was positive with good reliability. We understand that next weekend will be very hot indeed and so Jerez was a good acclimatisation opportunity for the challenging air and track temperatures we will face there. We hope to be in a position to score a point or two."

 

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