Hulkenberg happy to achieve the maximum

By on Sunday, October 28, 2012

Nico Hulkenberg feels pleased to have scored points at Force India's home race.

Hulkenberg started from twelfth place but finished in eighth, leaving his team twenty-three points behind Sauber in the championship.

"I’m very happy with the result today and I think eighth was about the maximum that was possible. It was a great team performance and I’m feeling satisfied with what we achieved today", he said.

"At the start I didn’t get the best getaway, but I had a good first lap and was able to overtake Rosberg on the back straight and Maldonado going into turn four. The middle part of the race was quite lonely for me because I was running in clean air, but towards the end Grosjean was very close behind me and pushing me hard".

"But I didn’t crack under the pressure, I kept him behind and we made the one-stop strategy work. You could really feel the support for the team today in the grandstands and it’s great that we could score points for them".

Paul di Resta admits that he has been struggling with the balance of his car all weekend.

"It was quite a tough afternoon, but I think that we achieved all we could from the race because I couldn’t get any more out of the car today", he said.

"I drove as hard as I could and was pushing all the way. We were in the hunt battling with Rosberg and Senna, but I didn’t really get close enough to challenge them. To be honest I’ve struggled to find the ideal balance with the car all weekend. We identified a few issues in the data last night, but they carried over into the race".


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