Szafnauer spies more progress for SportPesa Racing Point in Hungary

01-08-2019 09:51 | Updated: 01-08-2019 12:11
by Bevan Youl
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Szafnauer spies more progress for SportPesa Racing Point in Hungary

SportPesa Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer is looking for more progress at the Hungarian Grand Prix after a new package of aero updates brought them a P4 finish in Germany.

Szafnauer believes that there is still more progress to be found from the aero updates they brought in.
 
He said: “Hungary will be another important test for our updated car.
 
"We have some more mechanical items to evaluate this weekend.
 
"Our performance in Germany shows we are moving in the right direction, and I believe there are plenty more gains to be found with this new aero philosophy."

While Lance Stroll finished fourth at Hockenheim Sergio Perez crashed out in the wet conditions on the first lap of the race, but Szafnauer hopes the team can regularly score points again.

"It was a case of highs and lows," Szafnauer added.

"Wet races can be a lottery, but it was a relief to end the day with some points in our pocket.

"We need to get back into the habit of regular points scoring. 

"Historically we don’t have the best track record at the Hungaroring, but we will give it everything to try and come away with some points.”

Stroll also hopes to build on the progress from Germany, but expects Hungary to be tough in the heat and humidity.

Stroll said: “Racing in Budapest in the summer is quite tough.

"It’s a physical circuit and the weather is usually hot and humid at this time of year.

“To be competitive you need lots of downforce and a set-up that is not too demanding on the tyres.

“I think we made some progress with the car last week.

"The new parts have helped and we need to build on all that work this week.”

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