Nico Rosberg has predicted that Williams will have a good chance of doing well at the Hungaroring this Sunday, the eleventh round in the 2007 FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

Although Nico was one of the unlucky ones two weeks ago at the European Grand Prix and had to watch from the sidelines after going off in the opening few laps when the heavens opened, he has already picked up 5 points this season and is now determined to try and add to that tally ahead of the summer break.

Furthermore the event is one he likes and he enjoyed a fair bit of success there in GP2, Formula 1's feeder series: "I'm looking forward to the race in Hungary. I quite like the track; it suits my driving style well," he explained. "Hungary holds good memories for me.

"I was pretty strong there last year, and I was on pole when I raced there in GP2. I really hope it will be a good weekend.

"Also although we use a similar set-up to Monaco, the two tracks feel completely different; the Hungaroring is more physical because of the higher speeds and temperatures. It's also one of the better tracks for our car, so we have a good chance of doing well there."

Williams technical director, Sam Michael meanwhile has warned that the circuit is a tough one for the drivers': "Budapest is a technical circuit where the drivers have to get into a good rhythm as the corners blend almost continuously from one to the next. This tests the drivers' concentration to the limit and also means that a mistake early on in the lap can be costly," he confirmed.

Michael also added that the start will be critical as it is difficult to overtake at the 'Ring. Furthermore while the Grove-based operation have continued to develop their car since the last event, they still expect the competition to be strong, as they will all have been doing the same too.

"It is important to get a good start at the Hungarian Grand Prix, because overtaking is not easy, but that is often difficult due to the dust which usually covers the pit straight," he noted.

"We are pushing hard with development on the FW29, but the competition for points is fierce and this weekend will be no different," he summed-up.

 

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