Kevin Magnussen: “It’s possible to have a good race there”


Kevin Magnussen - Credit: Renault Sport F1

Kevin Magnussen is targeting only his second points finish of a difficult 2016 Formula 1 season when the Renault Sport F1 driver tackles the Hungaroring next weekend.

The Dane has only scored one top ten finish all season long since his return to the sport with the French team, but is hoping for a better performance and some luck in Hungary to make it into the top ten again.

Magnussen also knows the importance of a good qualifying session at the Hungaroring, a track notoriously difficult to overtake on, but with the team having struggled to get past Q1 for most of the season, it could be a tough task to do so this time around as well.

“It’s certainly a twisty track and it’s a little bit difficult to overtake there but it’s possible to have a good race there,” said Magnussen. “I’ve had strong performances there in the past so I hope that will help this weekend.

“The race is very popular with fans and the support always helps. Budapest certainly is a city with a good vibe. It’s a beautiful with some lovely old buildings and some great restaurants. We don’t get enough time to explore the area during a race weekend unfortunately but I’m hoping to see a bit of it this time.

“The Hungaroring is a cool track, I find myself saying that for every circuit we visit but I’m a racing driver and all tracks are cool in a Formula 1 car! It’s another race to look forward to and hopefully another race where we can push as hard as possible and hope for points.

“Yes you can overtake – turn one being the obvious example – but it’s not easy so qualifying position is a bit more important than at other places.”