|Below Fabio Leimer looks back at Hockenheim and forward to Budapest:
Fabio, the race weekend at the Hockenheimring was a very successful one for you with a front row start, second place in the Feature Race and fourth place in Sunday's Sprint Race. You were one of the drivers scoring the most points, are you satisfied with how the weekend went?
Yes, the weekend at the Hockenheimring was very positive and we could collect a lot of points, which is very important. I am satisfied with the second position in the Feature Race even though the victory was within reach. But we have shown that we are very strong and consistent during races. I am therefore very confident regarding the upcoming event in Budapest and hope to score many points there as well.
Just like at Silverstone the rain was a dominating feature for a big part of the weekend, but you feel pretty confident on a wet track. True?
Yes, definitely true. I feel very good in the rain, also as I have a very good car. And with wet conditions, it is all about how comfortable and confident you feel when it comes to being fast. We have shown this year that we are fast in the dry as well as when it's wet.
You started Saturday's race from second position on the grid, quickly took the lead, but in the end finished in second as, like 23 other cars, you started the race on rain tyres. Why did you opt for wets?
I think we made the right decision. When you start from the front row like me, you go with the safe option; I think therefore that it was right to start on the rain tyres. When you start so far back as Cecotto and Richelmi did, then it's obvious that you can take a higher risk as they had nothing to lose anymore. And this time it worked out very well for them. I therefore think we can be very satisfied with this second place.
The upcoming round of the 2012 GP2 Series takes place at Budapest's Hungaroring. What are its main characteristics of this track?
I am very much looking forward to Budapest! I have always been fast on this track, which is very demanding as you never have a break given its layout. I also think that the Hungaroring will be very hard on tyres. Additionally it's a track where overtaking is really difficult and the only spot to do so is on the straight. This makes qualifying even more important.
What are your expectations for this weekend?
For sure it’s to win the race. We have been so fast and consistent with our performance all season long, so it's clear I want to take pole position and win the Feature Race.
Practice: Fri 27 Jul 2012, 11:55 (GMT+2)
Qualifying: Fri 27 Jul 2012, 16:00 (GMT+2)
Race 1: Sat 28 Jul 2012, 15:40 (GMT+2)
Race 2: Sun 29 Jul 2012, 10:35 (GMT+2)