Forecast hot weather in Hungary this weekend is expected to help Brawn GP get back on terms with the pace of championship chasers Red Bull.

Forecast hot weather in Hungary this weekend is expected to help Brawn GP get back on terms with the pace of championship chasers Red Bull.

The weather in the capital Budapest, just a short drive from the Hungaroring in nearby Mogyorod, has been very hot so far this week and is expected to remain in the mid and even high thirties until Friday practice.

Saturday and Sunday will be cooler, but the sunshine has the Brackley based team hopeful for better performance than at Silverstone and the Nurburgring, where Red Bull's RB5 was dominant.

The heavy braking nature of the twisty track, and a significant aerodynamic upgrade, is also buoying the mood of the Brawn team.

Team boss Ross Brawn thinks the Mercedes-powered car's problems at the last two venues were magnified by Red Bull taking "a good step forward".

"We are confident that the inherent performance of the BGP001 which was demonstrated during the first half of the season has not disappeared and the problems that we faced were unique to the circumstances of those races," he said.

If the Hungarian weather helps Brawn get more out of the Bridgestone tyres, while Red Bull hope for cooler ambient temperatures, Jenson Button is confident that more good results should follow at the remaining races of 2009.

"The second half of the season has more warm-weather tracks," the championship leader said in an interview with Motorsport Aktuell.

 

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