Force India drivers look forward to the Hungarian Grand Prix...and beyond

Published on 18 Jul 2016 14:51

Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez have said they are looking forward to returning to Hungary this weekend, but admit that the atmosphere will be different at the race, which is usually followed by the summer break.

This year the race is followed immediately by the returning German Grand Prix, meaning the teams must pack up and head to the Hockenheim straight away.

"The race in Budapest is generally pretty cool. I am a big fan of this city: it’s beautiful, with lots of historic buildings and there’s a good vibe around town. There are many fans who somehow manage to find out where you’re staying and they’ll be waiting at the hotel every morning and evening. It’s pretty good fun," said Hulkenberg.
"For the last few years, Hungary used to be the last round before the summer break and there was always a big party on the Sunday night, after the race – an end of term celebration. This time, we still have a race after Budapest, but I still think there will be a party in town."

"The weekend in Budapest is one I find very enjoyable: there’s a nice atmosphere in the paddock and everyone’s a fan of this beautiful city," added Perez. "Unfortunately, this year the race is not the final one before the summer break: in the past we usually had a big celebration on Sunday night and the mood there was always great, regardless of whether your result was good or bad. I have a lot of great memories from those parties! I hope there is still one this year as it’s a great way to release a lot of the tension after the race."

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