Esteban Ocon heads to this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix keen to move into the System 1 summer time break on a excessive at his favorite racing circuit, the Hungaroring.
Ocon, 20, has made a flying begin to life with Power India in 2017, scoring factors in all however one race and recording a finest end of fifth on the Spanish Grand Prix.
The Frenchman stays set on taking a podium end earlier than his first full season in F1 is full, and hopes to cost his affinity for the Hungaroring into end result this weekend.
“I really like Budapest and the Hungaroring. It is my favorite observe of the 12 months,” Ocon mentioned. “I had a particular weekend there once I was racing in System Three with two wins and a second place, and a double podium in GP3.
“It is only a observe that is very satisfying to drive. Whenever you get into the rhythm it feels nice as a result of you’ll be able to actually lean on the automobile and assault the kerbs. It is a circuit that fits me as a driver and my driving fashion.
“I am trying ahead to the break and the possibility to recharge my batteries. It has been such a busy season and I am able to take a couple of weeks to catch my breath.
“I’ve to say I am very proud of how issues have gone since I joined the staff. I really feel stronger with each race and I believe there may be much more potential within the second half of the 12 months.
“My goal remains to be to attempt to get a podium, however the precedence is to maintain choosing up the factors in each race – that is what we’d like as a staff. We simply have to maintain being constant.”