Both Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello insist they will be faster at Istanbul Park after a dismal Hungarian Grand Prix that saw them challenging with the likes of Spyker for positions.

Although Button's win in 2006 gave the team fond memories heading to the Hungaroring this year, the 2007 race is likely to be remembered for all the wrong reasons as both Button and Barrichello struggled to perform in a car that has looked difficult on high-downforce tracks in particular.

The faster, flowing curves of Istanbul Park though is likely to see the RA107 more in its element and with Button having scored a top six there on his two visits, the Brit is expecting to show a better turn off pace in Turkey.

"The Turkish Grand Prix has quickly become one of my favourite races on the F1 calendar. The track layout is excellent with a challenging combination of long straights, tight hairpins and the very high-speed turn eight. I have had a couple of great races here in the last two years to finish in the top six, and whilst our performance isn't quite there this year, I am expecting an improvement from the last race."

Barrichello meanwhile, somewhat stung by the fact that he was beaten by the Spyker of Adrian Sutil in Hungary, is keen to get his so far pointless season back on track in Turkey.

"I have been very impressed with the Istanbul circuit over the past two years and we have seen some exciting races there. The track is fairly challenging from a drivers' point of view as it runs anti-clockwise which is quite unusual and physically tough, and also the undulations are quite extreme which can make your lap quite exciting. The highlight for most drivers is the high-speed turn eight where the triple apex makes it really important to get your line right.

"The break has been good to recharge and get ready for the final stage of the season but I know that work has been continuing at the factory to push the development of the car. I am confident that we will have a better race weekend in Turkey."

 

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