Lewis Hamilton says the Hungarian Grand Prix can't come soon enough
|By Jonathan Noble||Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 17:05 GMT|
Lewis Hamilton says this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix cannot come soon enough - as he bids to follow his German GP triumph with another win this time out.
The Briton reignited his championship challenge with a well-earned victory at the Nurburgring, and he hopes the updates that helped his outfit last weekend work just as well around the Hungaroring.
"After my win at the Nurburgring on Sunday, the Hungarian Grand Prix can't come soon enough," he explained. "The team performed brilliantly last weekend and I want to maintain that momentum at the Hungaroring.
"It's going to be a completely different challenge. The weather conditions will be much hotter than they were at the 'Ring and the nature of the circuit will be very different too.
"The Hungaroring is a tight and twisty racetrack, not dissimilar to Monaco in terms of downforce levels, and it offers no let up for the drivers. We're always working behind the wheel, so it's very physical."
He added: "There wasn't much between McLaren, Ferrari and Red Bull in Germany. It's going to be fascinating to see which team holds the advantage next weekend."
Team principal Martin Whitmarsh reckons that when Hamilton is driving as well as he did at the Nurburgring then he is an invincible force.
"Lewis proved at the Nurburgring that he's at the top of his game at the moment. He was perfect in qualifying and perfect again in the race, and when he's in that kind of form he's very difficult to beat," he said.
"As for Jenson [Button], he's had some bad luck in the last couple of races. But he's mentally tough and he knows that the tide will turn. He's driven beautifully this year and it's up to us to give him a car worthy of his talents."