Hulkenberg perplexed by Perez decision

By on Sunday, September 22, 2013
Sauber F1 Team

Sauber F1 Team

Nico Hulkenberg says he does not agree with the stewards after he was forced to concede track position to Sergio Perez during the Singapore Grand Prix.

Hulkenberg was ahead of Perez as the duo closed in on the Williams of Pastor Maldonado.

Perez nosed up the inside of the Sauber, forcing Hulkenberg to take evasive action over the kerbs. The German was then told to concede the position to Perez.

An exasperated Hulkenberg radioed his disapproval of the stewarding decision during the race and later maintained his stance.

"I had a very good start and then a racing situation with Sergio Perez," he said

"In the end, I did have to give back the position to him and I don’t quite agree with that. There was a Williams in the fight as well, Sergio was on the inside, but I had to leave space and caught the outer kerb. Then my car bottomed and I was off, however, I was in front of Sergio before and after the corner."

Nonetheless, Hulkenberg says he is happy with his weekend as he completed the race in ninth place.

"All in all we can be happy. We brought home two points. To be honest, I didn’t expect much more than that. You can’t expect that every weekend will be like Monza now, but we improved significantly. It was a very tough race."

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