July 27th, 2022

2022 Hungarian Grand Prix - Preview

Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal: “The first half of the season wraps up this weekend and we can draw a bit of a report card; it has been a thrilling year so far, with both highs and lows, and our main goal this weekend, as always, is to score a good result and bring home important points, which have been missing for a little spell of races now. We struggled more than expected in France, and given conditions are likely to be similar at the Hungaroring, it was crucial to analyse what didn’t work for us to come prepared for the weekend ahead. I am confident we can find our momentum back, and head into the summer break with a positive outcome for us and the team back at the factory.”

Valtteri Bottas (Car 77): “Having back-to-back races offers us the chance to bounce back right away from the tough weekend we had in France, where nothing seemed to be working in our favour. I enjoyed racing at the Hugaroring in the past, having also been on the podium here twice before, and I am looking forward to being back in action on track. The fans are always passionate and welcoming here, and it would be nice to put up a good show for them before the summer break. The team has been working really hard these past days to find a solution to our struggles last weekend, and together with some updates we can hopefully put up a good fight for points in the midfield.”

Zhou Guanyu (Car 24): “The first half of my rookie season is coming to an end this weekend, and I for sure can say I learned a lot over the months since my debut in Bahrain. We had some good results, but I am hungry for more. The race at Paul Ricard was a tough one for us, and once again that prevented us from scoring any points. I am glad to be already back racing; I have raced in Hungary before, and I am looking forward to doing it again this weekend. Competition will be tough, as usual, but hopefully we can put together our efforts and bring out a good performance to put ourselves back where we belong.”