Before the Hungaroring‘s summer break, Dennis Hauger wants to change his luck. The Norwegian had a challenging weekend in Le Castellet the last time they competed, finishing in 12th and 16th position in the Sprint and Feature events, respectively. But this weekend, PREMA Racing’s driver returns to his favourite hunting ground in Formula 2. In his title-winning Formula 3 campaign, Hauger won in Budapest the previous year. He is confident that he can repeat that performance this year to restart his season.
All year, Dennis Hauger has only won the pole position once. The Red Bull junior did successfully utilise his best starting position, winning the Baku Feature Race. Hauger has had a terrible time on a Friday since that weekend, however, finishing P13, P15, and P18 on the grid at Silverstone, Red Bull Ring, and Paul Ricard, respectively.
He found the previous weekend to be especially irritating because his attempt to recover from the poor Qualifying was unsuccessful for no fault of his own—just bad luck, he reasoned. Therefore, the key element going into Round 10 of the season is fixing his form, which he believes will be a positive one for him.
His Qualifying issue will be resolved over the course of several steps. Dennis Hauger says that despite the PREMA team’s strong Sprint and Feature race performance, it is currently being wasted as a result of a poor starting grid position. Hauger hopes to make a start before the summer break and believes that fixing the one-lap speed will help him climb the Championship standings.