Jul 20, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT
Mark Webber is looking forward to Formula One’s return to Hungary next weekend as he hopes to repeat his win from 2010 at the Hungaroring, just outside of Budapest.
The Australian driver, who will retire at the end of the season, spoke about his affinity for the circuit in Red Bull’s grand prix preview.
“The favourite part of the circuit for me is after the top chicane, the left right, it’s the middle sector basically, which is really rewarding,” Webber said. “It’s quite nice to put a Formula One car on the limit through there because it’s quite challenging for the driver.”
Webber also recalled some of his fondest memories at the circuit, with this year’s race marking his final Hungarian GP as a Formula One driver.
“My first ever race there was 1998 with the Mercedes sportscar, where we won the race. The Hungaroring has been a good circuit for me over the years and I have picked up a lot of points there, including my F1 win in 2010.”
Currently lying 5th in the drivers’ championship, Webber will be hoping to claim his first win of the season ahead of the summer break.
- Ryan Briscoe making most of filling in for James Hinchcliffe 0
- F1 Strategy Group pushing through technical revolution for 2017, other changes planned as early as Belgian GP 1
- 2015 British Grand Prix Preview 1
- Here are your British Grand Prix air times on CNBC, NBCSN, Live Extra 0
- Miles: After “two-sided pancake” Fontana race, IndyCar may crack down against stakeholder comments 11
- IndyCar issues penalties and fines following MAVTV 500 at Fontana 5
- NHRA shakeup: Tom Compton retires as president, Peter Clifford named successor 6