Honda promises Turkey turnaround

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Honda has promised to improve its performance in the Turkish Grand Prix next week after its woeful showing in Hungary.

Rubens Barrichello finished last of the runners behind Adrian Sutil's Spyker, while Jenson Button retired.

But the team'ss senior technical director Shuhei Nakamoto has promised there will be no repeat in Istanbul

"We have been working very hard at the factory during the three-week break since the Hungarian Grand Prix to analyse the problems that we experienced in that race and to continue developing the car," he said.

"Everyone at the team was very disappointed with our performance at the Hungaroring and although we recognise the RA107 particularly struggled at this type of high downforce circuit, we are making all possible efforts to improve our current situation.

"The next race should be more suited to our car and we expect to be able to fight more effectively in the midfield.

"We need to keep looking forward, maintain our motivation and work hard."

Button remains upbeat ahead of the Turkish GP despite Hungary and says he is looking forward to returning to the popular Istanbul Speed Park.

"The Turkish Grand Prix has quickly become one of my favourite races on the F1 calendar," he said.

"There are some really good overtaking opportunities at turn one and turn three where I gained a place in the race last year.

"You also have a chance at passing into turns nine and twelve.

"To get a really quick lap around this circuit, you really need to consciously push hard all the way round and use the track's camber to your full advantage," he added.

"I have had a couple of great races here in the last two years to finish in the top six, and whilst our performance isn't quite there this year, I am expecting an improvement from the last race."