Daniel Ricciardo exited the German Grand Prix prematurely with an exhaust issue. The Australian now has his eyes firmly on Hungary this weekend, determined for a strong result.
What do you like about the Hungarian Grand Prix?
The Hungarian Grand Prix is a lot of fun. Budapest is a really cool place; it has awesome scenery, there’s good food there and, when there’s time, it’s a great city to have a look round. Everyone has a bit of a spring in their step in Hungary because the summer break is around the corner!
How challenging is a lap of the Hungaroring?
People liken the circuit to Monaco without walls, but it’s tricky to make that reference as it is its own track with its own challenges. It’s fast there, quite tight, but that doesn’t mean overtaking isn’t possible. Plenty goes on at the wheel at the Hungaroring. The middle sector is up there with the best of the whole season. It’s very fast, with changes of direction and a lot of hard work in the cockpit. It’s a good drivers’ track and a real challenge. I have always liked racing in Hungary and I have a good record there, including a memorable victory in 2014 after an epic race.
What’s there to say about the German Grand Prix?
There’s not a lot we can say about Germany as our day ended quite early in the race. Things were becoming interesting out there but an exhaust issue put us out. The team will look into it to ensure we’re not in that position again. I’m looking forward to Budapest and we know how important it is for a strong team result so we’re heading into the summer on a positive.