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Jazeman Jaafar: 'I’m more than ready to get back in the car, as it’s been nearly two months since the last round of the series and I’ve only been in it for a quick shakedown since then.'
PETALING JAYA: Jazeman Jaafar will be back behind the wheel as he resumes his debut season of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series at the Hungaroring circuit in Budapest.
The seventh leg of the championship headlines the World Series by Renault weekend at this Hungarian venue.
Jazeman, a Petronas Talent Programme driver, last raced at the circuit five years ago and made two visits when he was driving in the Formula BMW championship.
Although familiar with the track layout, Jazeman has been putting in hours preparing for the upcoming race weekend.
“It has been a while since I was last at Hungaroring and I am sure the venue will have changed – hopefully there won’t be as many bumps as I remember.
“It’s a technically challenging track with a good combination of high-speed straights and hard-braking corners, which should suit the Formula Renault 3.5 car.
“The track does not get much use as a racing event venue, so it is often very dusty and takes quite a while to get cleaned up.
“The World Series schedule is pretty hectic though, so hopefully by the time I get on the track, there will be the level of grip we need.”
The 20-year-old Jazeman has been enjoying his first season in the World Series by Renault, scoring an overall third place at Monaco and is a regular on the rookie podium, with at least one visit to the steps at every round of the championship so far.
“I’m more than ready to get back in the car, as it’s been nearly two months since the last round of the series and I’ve only been in it for a quick shakedown since then.
“However, I did have a winning outing in the British F3 Series, so I’m very pumped up to capitalise on that success and have some strong points finishes and more rookie podiums, at least in Hungary.
“Carlin had some good results there last year with a good car set-up, so I hope this will also help me in the early part of the weekend as I look to fine-tune our preparatory work on the simulator.”
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