Racing Point team principal Otmar Szfanauer says his team may need to use team orders in the Hungarian Grand Prix to ensure it converts its strong grid position into a big haul of points.

Racing Point enjoyed its strongest qualifying under its current guise with Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez locking out the second row of the grid behind the Mercedes duo.

The Silverstone-based outfit has had its issues in the past with its drivers coming to blows.

In the team's days as Force India, Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon had several collisions during their time together as team-mates - resulting in the team imposing tighter rules and procedures when racing each other.

"We've got to be careful that on lap one we employ the same protocols that we had before," Szfanauer said. "They have got to give each other room. And, you know, it's the first lap, second lap that are critical.

"We have to make sure that they don't come together in those laps. So we'll be talking to them tomorrow, and making sure that the team comes first and we don't slip back into the ways of before.”

Racing Point enjoyed a comfortable gap over Ferrari in qualifying but despite its advantage over one-lap. Szfanauer is expecting the Scuderia to be a serious threat in the race.

"Hopefully we'll get a good clean start and, if our long-run pace is what we think it ought to be, you may be right.

"I still think there will be a fight with others around us. Ferrari have always gone well here, they're just behind us on the grid. You don't know what the start is going to be like, so let's wait and see."

 

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