Hungary Preview Quotes: McLaren

Kimi Raikkonen: "I am looking forward to getting back behind the wheel this weekend and working with the team to take a good result. Hungary is always really hot, but it has been like that at some of the last races already, so it is not a problem. The track's layout is similar to Monaco, it is very short and slow, this makes it feel quite like a karting circuit. Also there are lots of corners and gear changes like Monte Carlo, and in the heat it means it is quite tough physically. As there are no real chances to overtake, so qualifying is very important, and unfortunately I will be going out first so will be affected by the dusty track, but the car is quick and I will push hard. I always enjoy Hungary as there is always a really good atmosphere because of all the Finns come down to the race. It is like a home Grand Prix for me, and I hope I can give the thousands of Finnish fans something to cheer about."

Hungary Preview Quotes: McLaren

Juan Pablo Montoya: "The track in Hungary is very dusty when we get there, it does clear up on the racing lines after the first few sessions, but is really dirty off line for the whole weekend. This means it is very slippery once you get off the racing line, which makes it tricky to overtake and there is no room for error. Because of the lack of grip and the need to use the kerbs a lot, we need to make sure the car is well balanced. We use a high downforce, but need to make sure to set the car up so that it is fast on the main straight, as the first corner is the only place to overtake if you get a good run down into it The Hungaroring is not one of my favourite tracks, but it has got better since the changes were made a couple of years ago."

Alex Wurz: "The characteristics of the Hungaroring demand a very precise set-up, it is a very tight and technical circuit. In addition to tyre selection with Michelin I will also spend some time on Friday working on this."

Martin Whitmarsh, CEO Formula One: "Despite the obvious disappointments in Germany, Kimi and Juan Pablo's drive illustrated the pace of the MP4-20's, and as a team we need to use this speed in Hungary to secure strong results and take a large points haul away from the Grand Prix. The surface at the Hungaroring is very abrasive, and this combined with the demands of constant cornering play a significant role in tyre choice. Going into the three week break, everyone within the team remains motivated and we are looking forward to continuing our challenge for both Championships at the inaugural Turkish Grand Prix on 21st August, however we need to focus on improving our reliability in order to achieve the desired results."

Norbert Haug, Vice President, Mercedes-Benz Motorsport: "After Kimi retired from the Hockenheim GP things have not become easier for us. However, everybody in the team is working hard to achieve top results at the Hungarian Grand Prix, although this won't be an easy task at the Hungaroring. The track's layout is completely different from what we have experienced in the last three races. With an average speed per lap of a little less than 200 kph the circuit is the second slowest on the calendar behind Monaco. Less than 60 percent of a lap is run under full throttle. There is only one line to be driven on and overtaking is nearly impossible. After he retired at Hockenheim, Kimi faces the difficult challenge of going out first in Saturday's qualifying. The speed is there as Kimi and Juan Pablo proved again at Hockenheim, and from now on we also want to be reliable enough to achieve the best possible results with both cars."

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