Hulkenberg: In theory, Montreal will suit VJM07

By on Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Sahara Force India

Sahara Force India

Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg believes that the characteristics of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve should aid the team this weekend.

Hulkenberg, who has scored points in every race this season, is hopeful that the long straights - as well as Pirelli's decision to bring soft compound tyres - will help their progress.

"It’s difficult to say how we will perform in Montreal," he said. "In theory it should be one of the better tracks for us, but things change from race to race. It’s good that we have the soft and supersoft tyres again because I think the softer tyres are more suited to our car.

"As an overall event the Canadian Grand Prix is one of my favourites because of the buzz around the city and the unusual track. To get a quick lap you need good top speed, a car that can attack the curbs and you also have to be brave enough to get close to the walls."

The German, who is currently in fifth place in the drivers' championship, says he is enjoying 2014-spec racing.

"It’s my best run of results in Formula One and I’m really enjoying the racing," he said. "I’ve said many times that consistency is our strength and we showed that again in Monaco with another fifth place.

"Monaco was not our strongest track, or our weakest track, but we still brought the car home for a great result."

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