Verstappen Hungry For Budapest Victory

LE CASTELLET, FRANCE - JULY 23: Second placed qualifier Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing climbs from his car in parc ferme during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on July 23, 2022 in Le Castellet, France. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202207230238 // Usage for editorial use only //
LE CASTELLET, FRANCE - JULY 23: Second placed qualifier Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing climbs from his car in parc ferme during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on July 23, 2022 in Le Castellet, France. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202207230238 // Usage for editorial use only //

World Champion Max Verstappen says he and his Red Bull team will “try everything” to win at the Hungaroring this weekend, Round 13 of the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the final round before the summer break.

Verstappen holds a 63-point lead over Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc following victory in Le Castellet, after the Ferrari driver crashed out of the lead.

The Dutchman, who has seven of Red Bull’s eight Grand Prix wins this season, said: “Hungary is a special track.  It’s not out strongest track but of course, I want a good result and we will try everything we can to win it as a Team.”

Verstappen took his first F1 pole position at the circuit in 2019, leading much of the race before Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton used a two-stop strategy to pass the Red Bull driver.

In 2021, the 24-year-old lost a lot championship points after a multi-car collision at the first corner, triggered by then Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, caused significant damage to his Red Bull car, which he dragged to a 9th place finish.

In the other Red Bull, Sergio Perez is after a clean weekend after several races where he has lacked pace and a little bit of luck.

“It was a frustrating weekend for me in France,” said the Mexican driver, “I didn’t feel I had to pace I wanted and wasn’t fully comfortable in the car.”

Three-time race winner Perez has struggled since winning the Monaco Grand Prix in May, with two podiums in the following five races, including two DNF’s in Canada and Austria and a late safety car allowing the former Racing Point driver to reach the podium in Britain.

“We will push hard and try to deliver a stronger result in the final race before the summer break and get back to the level we have been at consistently this season,” said Perez.

Red Bull have a commanding lead in both championships, with Verstappen’s healthy lead in the drivers’ alongside the Team’s 82-point advantage in the Constructors’ Championship.

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