Nico Rosberg
Mercedes' Nico Rosberg of Germany leads during the German Grand Prix.Reuters

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg, after winning the last race, will head into the Hungarian Grand Prix in a bid to strengthen his lead in the drivers' championship.

Rosberg is currently leading the world championship with 190 points, 14 points ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton, who charged down the field in Germany to finish third and remained within touching distance of his Mercedes teammate.

Hamilton suffered a brake failure in qualifying and also received a five-place grid penalty for changing a gearbox. However, the Brit managed to gain quite a few places in the race but never managed to challenge his teammate.

"Obviously I'm going there to try and win," Hamilton said of his prospects at Hungaroring. "In Germany I went with the right mentality and preparation to have won.

"I never pray or wish for good luck, I just don't want any bad luck. I just want to be able to go out and do the job. A clean weekend is what I'm looking for and coming away with some good points and then having the summer break to get some rest time."

Williams continued their good form, despite Felipe Massa's frightening first lap accident, with Valtteri Bottas scoring yet another podium finish for the Grove-based outfit. Bottas, however, admitted that Hungaroring might not suit Williams.

"We are aiming for a good result there so that we head into the holidays with a good feeling," Bottas says. "We know it's not the best circuit for our car but we are working on getting more grip in the corners and we have some upgrades that should help as well."

Bottas stressed that getting the right setup for qualifying is very important because there are not many overtaking opportunities on the circuit, so the team will try to capitalise on the practice sessions.

"Qualifying is very important as it's not an easy track to overtake at; normally the race is hot as well so tyre degradation will be high," Bottas added. "A good few practice sessions should help us get the set-up right."

Meanwhile, Force India's Sergio Perez said he is not pleased with his last two races at Silverstone and Hockenheim but is looking forward to add some points to his tally when the Hungarian GP comes calling this weekend.

"I was a bit disappointed after Silverstone and Hockenheim because things did not really work out for me in the races," Perez said. "So it's important to score some good points before the summer break."

Nico Hulkenberg, who finished seventh in the last race, termed Hungaroring a challenging and difficult circuit to overtake in.

"The circuit is challenging and leaves little room for mistakes," Hulkenberg said. "The second sector has several corners that are all connected, so you need to hook them all up to be quick.

"If you run wide on one corner you can lose the flow of the lap. Overtaking is difficult, too, even with the DRS. There is one straight, but it's not that long."

Where to Watch Live:

First Friday Practice Session: 10:00 am local time, 1:30 pm IST, 8:00 am GMT

Second Friday Practice Session: 2:00 pm local time, 5:30 pm IST, 12:00 pm GMT

Final Practice Session (Saturday): 10:00 am local time, 2:30 pm IST, 9:00 am GMT

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