Hungaroring: Ocean Racing Tech preview

After the 2nd place secured by Alvaro Parente on the Nurburgring circuit last time out, following on from Karun Chandhok's rostrum finish at Silverstone, Ocean Racing Technology is hoping to surf on the wave of their recent success and heads to ...

After the 2nd place secured by Alvaro Parente on the Nurburgring circuit last time out, following on from Karun Chandhok's rostrum finish at Silverstone, Ocean Racing Technology is hoping to surf on the wave of their recent success and heads to Hungary determined to secure more points and continue to harvest the fruits of their hard work and development since the beginning of their debut season in the GP2 Series.

By opening his score card in Germany with a podium result, the team's Portuguese driver is relieved to finally get the monkey off his back and is more determined than ever to secure points on the Hungaroring circuit this coming weekend. "The German result was really good and we want to keep up the great work as well as our progression. I am motivated by my work with the team and by the desire to secure a good result in Budapest. The track is one of the slowest on the calendar and its kerbs are aggressive, but we're adapting the car specifically to this and are therefore confident that we will be able to find the right set-up for qualifying," Alvaro explained.

On his side, Karun Chandhok already has fond experiences on the Magyar circuit, securing two 5th places on the starting grid and one 4th placed finish here previously. Despite his recent bad fortunes the Indian driver is looking ahead and planning to forget his weekend at the Nurburgring. "This track is really different. The German one was faster and we showed we were very fast all weekend long. I had my share of misfortune at the Nurburgring, but I think that Hungary will be a different story and that we will be able to fight with the front-runners just as we have done several times this year," he stressed.

The weather will be warm and the track dry with clear skies and a maximum temperature of around 30o.C. The Hungarian races will be broadcasted by the Eurosport 2 channel, on Saturday at 4:45PM and Sunday at 7:00PM (UK Time).

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Karun Chandhok , Alvaro Parente