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Hungaroring: Javier Villa preview

After scoring his second GP2 win just a few days ago at Germany's Nurburgring circuit, Javier Villa has no time to rest during the hectic 2007 GP2 Series summer and he now faces his next challenge this coming weekend in Hungary, venue of the...

After scoring his second GP2 win just a few days ago at Germany's Nurburgring circuit, Javier Villa has no time to rest during the hectic 2007 GP2 Series summer and he now faces his next challenge this coming weekend in Hungary, venue of the seventh race meeting of the season. Villa's clear victory in the German GP Sprint Race was the best way to underline that neither the podium at Montmelo or the win at Magny Cours were just down to luck. Starting from pole after yet another great recovery from the middle of the pack in Saturday's race, Javier gave no chance to his rivals at the Nurburgring His pace was stunning from the first and the young Spaniard went on to score a dominating win that means he's the only other driver, other than current series leader the experienced Timo Glock, that has won twice in this the most closely fought GP2 season since it began three years ago as the new F1 feeder series replacing Formula 3000.

Winning at the Nurburgring put Villa eighth overall in the standings and makes him one of the drivers receiving increasing interest from the international and national media. Being just 19 years old and still the youngest driver in the series, Javier's fortunes are on a high and his future couldn't be more brilliant. However GP2 is tough and you have to keep working hard and look ahead to the next challenge which on this occasion is the Hungaroring, a track were overtaking is very difficult requiring the best possible grid spot in order to shine in Saturday's race. This will be, without doubt, the main target for Villa, his engineer Andrew and the whole Racing Engineering team for this weekend at Hungary. If Javier manages to start high on the grid he will have the chance to fight wheel to wheel with the main contenders in the series. This is something the driver reckons will be very important in increasing his experience on his path of continuous and steady progression that he has been following since his first laps at the wheel of the GP2 Dallara something like 18 months ago.

-credit: javiervilla.com

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Series GP2
Drivers Timo Glock , Javier Villa
Teams Racing Engineering