Hulkenberg feeling positive ahead of home race
Nico Hulkenberg is feeling positive ahead of his home race this weekend, which takes place at the Hockenheimring, as his strong 2014 season continues.
The Force India driver finished in eighth place at the last round in Britain and will be hoping to score his 10th consecutive points finish in Germany.
He has so far failed to finish outside of the top 10 this season. “When you say it like that it reminds me how well our season is going,” he said. “Even on tracks where we have been struggling slightly, we have managed to score points.
“For example, in Silverstone the car balance was not ideal, but we still came away with four points. I’m feeling more positive about our performance in Germany, especially with the return of the soft and supersoft tyres.”
Hulkenberg has fond memories from previous experiences racing at the circuit. “It’s going to be a very big week and I’m looking forward to it,” he said when asked about his home event.
“I know Hockenheim really well because it was my local circuit when I was growing up. It’s the track where I had my first car race in 2005 and I also have good memories from Formula 3.”
He added: “It’s always a busy race and the fans make a special atmosphere. They always show lots of support for the German drivers.”
The German is currently seventh in the drivers’ standings with 63 points, seven behind his countryman Sebastian Vettel. Meanwhile Force India is fifth in the constructors’ championship, just ahead of McLaren.
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