Toyota's Ralf Schumacher 'believes' that Cologne-based operation should be able to finish in the top eight and score points this weekend in Hungary.

Although Ralf has only managed to notch up two points thus far this season, the last two grand's prix have been slightly more encouraging and while the races have ended in disappointment, sixth on the grid at Silverstone and ninth in Q at the more recent event at the Nurburgring, has left the German feeling optimistic.

Furthermore he knows that qualifying well in Hungary, could pay big dividends as the track is very tight and twisty: "The nature of the Hungaroring makes overtaking really difficult so it is more important than normal that we continue our strong recent form in qualifying," he explained.

"Unfortunately we have not translated that into race results and that is our challenge this weekend. I believe we are capable of scoring points so we will just try to do a good job all weekend."

Asked what he thinks about the track itself, Ralf noted that in general he likes the Hungaroring, even if the temperatures in August in Budapest are traditionally very high, making Sunday's 70-lap race a real test of endurance.

"The Hungarian Grand Prix weekend is always enjoyable because there are so many enthusiastic fans at the Hungaroring and the city of Budapest itself is beautiful," he continued. "Visiting Budapest in August means we are almost certain to face some very hot temperatures, even if last year was unusually cool.

"The heat can make it difficult to concentrate but I have done my personal training and I am well prepared so it will be no problem," he summed-up.

 

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