Hulkenberg hoping to build on strong foundations

By on Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Sahara Force India

Sahara Force India

Nico Hulkenberg says that Force India has a strong foundation on which to build across the 2014 season.

Hulkenberg finished the Australian Grand Prix in sixth place and raced to fifth in Malaysia, giving him 18 points after the opening two rounds of the year.

Force India has traditionally fared well in Bahrain - former driver Paul di Resta was fourth last season - and Hulkenberg believes Force India has a good base on which they can build.

"We've had two good races and have scored a lot of points already," he said. "I think we have a strong foundation and we can now build on that. The car is good, but there are still areas that we need to focus and work on so we have to keep the development rate high."

Hulkenberg is expecting a similar performance from Force India in Bahrain this weekend.

"I think it will be easier for the tyres and tyre management, which is good for us in the car," he said of the decision to hold the race in the evening.

"In terms of performance I expect something similar to Malaysia. I think the aim must be for us to qualify in the top 10 again and score some more points."

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