Ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend Renault drivers Nico Hülkenberg and Carlos Sainz share their thoughts on the Hungaroring, while our management and technical staff give the latest on the team and on the Renault R.S.18-R.E.18 package.
Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director, Renault Sport Racing: “Before we can start to think about the summer break, we must get through this tricky race on the calendar. We know the Hungaroring is a challenging circuit for a number of reasons, but like any round, we go there with a sense of optimism and high standards. Then we have an important two-day test following the race, an extra period of time to learn more about our car.”
Nico Hülkenberg: “I really enjoy Hungary, it’s a good Grand Prix weekend. It’s the final round before the summer break, something I’m very much looking forward to after a busy and hard-fought string of European races. In terms of the circuit itself, it’s very technical with some fun corner combinations, which come thick and fast.”
Carlos Sainz: “It’s a very tight track, similar to Monaco in a way but obviously without the barriers. It’s a track I like, especially in qualifying, where you have to be on it. A lap is very intense and busy with a lot of corner combinations you have to get right. It’s a difficult circuit to overtake, but turn one is probably the best opportunity.”