Hulkenberg sure of points after Q3 berth

By on Saturday, March 29, 2014
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Nico Hulkenberg is confident that he can finish in the points again after progressing through to the top 10 shootout in Malaysia.

Hulkenberg set the seventh fastest time during qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix and the German is confident that he can build on his sixth place from the previous race in Australia.

"It was pretty challenging with the weather conditions today," he said.

"There was so much rain, standing water and spray. Visibility was an issue and it was hard to see your braking points. It's tricky to drive these engines with lots of torque in these conditions and you need to be really smooth with the throttle out of the slow corners, but I enjoyed the challenge.

"We're in P7 and in the top ten on the grid for the second time in a row, which is a result we can be satisfied with. I think we have shown all weekend that we have the speed to be top ten material whether it’s wet or dry and I hope to score a good helping of points tomorrow."

Team-mate Sergio Perez was again knocked out in Q2 and will start from 14th place.

"I had a better feeling on the intermediate tyres and when I changed to the full wets I struggled to keep the temperature in them, which made it hard to put together a good lap," he said.

"Tomorrow we will need to try and recover from P14, but we have to see what the weather will do. I also need to solve the rear locking which is affecting me under braking in the wet conditions. I’m still confident we can have a good race and I will keep fighting to score as many points as possible."


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