BAR boys feeling refreshed

British American Racing drivers Jacques Villeneuve and Olivier Panis are feeling refreshed for the final five races of the year following the summer break

BAR boys feeling refreshed

Neither has made it to the finish in the past two races, bringing the team back down to earth after the double points score at the British Grand Prix. But the drivers are determined to put that disappointment behind them at this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix, a race that both like.

"The Hungaroring is a tough circuit because the heat is so intense, so I've continued with my physical preparation over the last couple of weeks as well as enjoying the break," said Villeneuve.

"It's a track I've won at so I have some great memories of Hungary. We had two DNFs in two races before the break so naturally we're looking for better things this weekend, but of course the testing ban makes it difficult to fully prepare."

Panis said: "I've had a good break so I'm ready for the next five races. I spent a few days with my family at home and then we headed down to the south of France to spend some time by the sea, do some watersports and try out my new speedboat - all the things you don't get much time for during the rest of the season."

Panis has scored points in Hungary on three occasions. He was fifth in 1996 and sixth in both '94 and '95.

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