Germany Preview Quotes: BAR

Jacques Villeneuve: "I have quite good memories of racing on the old track in the past. I am not a big fan of the new track and didn't really enjoy racing on it last year. It's not a low downforce track anymore and it's like many of the circuits we race at. There are a few overtaking opportunities though, which should make for an interesting race. Our new car is definitely an improvement and the engine worked really well during the race last weekend, so I am optimistic for Hockenheim."

Germany Preview Quotes: BAR

Jacques Villeneuve: "I have quite good memories of racing on the old track in the past. I am not a big fan of the new track and didn't really enjoy racing on it last year. It's not a low downforce track anymore and it's like many of the circuits we race at. There are a few overtaking opportunities though, which should make for an interesting race. Our new car is definitely an improvement and the engine worked really well during the race last weekend, so I am optimistic for Hockenheim."

Jenson Button: "Silverstone showed that we have made some good steps forward with the overall car and engine package and I had a very good race, so I am definitely looking forward to Germany and hoping to pick up where we left off. My objective in Hockenheim is to have as good a qualifying as possible because, if our race pace in Silverstone was any indication, we can look forward to a strong result and I really want more points. Last year we went to the revised circuit not really knowing what to expect and found that the new section was very hard on tyres, but this year we have the data and hopefully we'll be in good shape. The new circuit has a good overtaking opportunity at the end of the back straight and although the old track was very spectacular, at least the revised version retains the Stadium Section which is pretty special to drive through."

David Richards, Team Principal: "Our revised car delivered a notable improvement in performance at Silverstone and this gives the team encouragement for the remainder of the season. Together with Honda and Bridgestone, we must now focus all our efforts on maintaining this rate of development in order to secure our target of fifth place in the Championship."

Geoffrey Willis, Technical Director: "After an encouraging performance at Silverstone, we are confident that the car will also work well at Hockenheim. The revised circuit now requires relatively high downforce levels, similar to Silverstone, and good aerodynamic efficiency. There is however more emphasis on traction and low-speed grip, so we are hopeful that the latest tyre compounds from Bridgestone will contribute to a competitive weekend for us."

Shuhei Nakamoto, Engineering Director, Honda: "We are determined to carry our improved performance through to Germany and our target is to get both drivers in the points. We will be using the time back in Japan during the testing ban to work on various developments, in order to strengthen our package for the remainder of the season."

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