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Pic: Upgrades performing well

Frenchman sure Marussia can continue to improve

By William Esler.   Last Updated: 25/07/12 10:15am

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Charles Pic is confident Marussia can continue to make progress at this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix, as the team look to move away from the back of the grid.

The Frenchman finished 19th and 20th at the British and German Grands Prix respectively, whilst 15th place in Valencia equalled the best result of his short F1 career.

Marussia are yet to score a point since the team, run by Manor Competition, entered F1 as Virgin in 2010, but Pic is sure they are heading in the right direction.

"I came away from Hockenheim with a positive feeling. It is reassuring that the new package seems to have been performing consistently in Silverstone and Germany," he said.

"For this reason I'm happy that we go to Hungary directly because we have everything fresh in our mind and we can see how well the car is suited to another different type of track. I hope we can have another positive race this weekend."

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Whilst Timo Glock's performances have not matched those of Pic in recent races - missing the race in Valencia, 20th at Silverstone and 22nd in Germany - Team Principal John Booth is happy with how the team are progressing.

"Whilst we aim to get to the bottom of the problems Timo has experienced with his car, we shouldn't let that overshadow the otherwise positive route we appear to be taking with our development overall," Booth said.

"We have had two races with the new aerodynamic package and the signs are that it is performing consistently and in line with the targets we set for ourselves relative to the other teams around us. Let's hope we can make it three out of three in Budapest, to provide further confirmation."

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