Hulkenberg left frustrated by complicated race

By on Monday, July 25, 2016
Sahara Force India

Sahara Force India

Nico Hulkenberg was left frustrated after a sequence of events left him a low-key 10th at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hulkenberg started from ninth spot but slipped behind Williams rival Valtteri Bottas at the start before becoming mired in traffic after his first stop.

Hulkenberg subsequently dropped behind Jolyon Palmer at his second stop, which he pinned on his own error, but moved back into 10th when the Renault driver spun at Turn 4.

"I am not overly happy with my afternoon because it was a pretty difficult race for us," he said.

"I found myself in the wrong place at Turn 1 and lost a position, which made things a bit harder for me.

"The main problem in the race was after our first pit stop, when we fell behind the Toro Rosso of [Daniil] Kvyat and the Williams of [Felipe] Massa, and I just couldn’t get by.

"It’s so hard to overtake here and as soon as you get close to the car in front, you lose so much downforce and you destroy your tyres. That was the story of my race.

"I lost a place to Palmer at the second pit stop – that was my mistake actually and I hold my hand up and apologise to the team.

"During the pit stop I let the clutch slip and that made the car move, so the boys couldn’t fit the tyres properly and it cost us a little time."

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