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Posted on Friday, June 9, 2017

Hülkenberg:

Renault Sport Formula One Team ended the first day of practice for the Grand Prix du Canada just shy of the top ten with Nico Hülkenberg posting the twelfth fastest time of the day, a 1min 14.604secs. Both Hülkenberg and Palmer had trouble-free day running through standard FP1 and FP2 programmes at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montréal. “That was a standard Friday for us and we did everything we needed to do", says Hülkenberg. "As ever, I think we can make some more improvements to […]

Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Renault moves up to seventh in standings

Renault Sport F1 Team secured its best-ever finishing position of sixth place thanks to a strong drive from Nico Hülkenberg in the Spanish Grand Prix. The German made a good start from thirteenth to seventh, managing a further position up untill the end of the race. Hülkenberg’s finish is one place better than the team’s previous best, seventh, scored by Kevin Magnussen in last year’s Russian Grand Prix. Jolyon Palmer endured a tough Grand Prix employing a three-stop strategy from his P17 start to finish in fifteenth. Today’s result moves […]

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2017

Hülkenberg:

Despite having pounded in countless laps of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the Spanish Grand Prix venue hasn’t been too kind to Nico Hülkenberg in the past, with tenth place finishes in 2012 and 2014 the best in his back catalogue. The German driver returns to Barcelona this hoping to break the jinx.  "I’m feeling good. The car is improving at every race and we can deliver. I spent two days at Enstone last week and even some occasional British rain wasn’t an issue", Hülkenberg says. "Barcelona […]

Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2017

Hulkenberg scores Renault's second point finish

Renault Sport Formula One Team secured its second points-scoring finish of 2017 with a robust eighth place from Nico Hülkenberg in the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom. Hulkenberg started eighth then ran a mammoth 40-lap stint on his qualifying Ultrasort tyres before changing to the Supersoft tyres for a final 12-lap bid to wrestle seventh place from Esteban Ocon.  “I’m really happy with the strategy we ran today; there wasn’t too much left from the tyres at the end of that first stint, but […]

Posted on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Renault endurs frustrating race

Renault Sport Formula One Team endured a frustrating Chinese Grand Prix with Nico Hülkenberg finishing 12th and Jolyon Palmer finishing 13th after an eventful 56 lap race at the Shanghai International Circuit. Hulkenberg’s qualifying performance was undone in the race by an early pit stop for dry tyres, followed by an incident on track requiring a Virtual Safety Car which negated any advantage the strategy could have provided. The same Virtual Safety Car also undid the potential of an early stop for dry tyres for […]

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017

Renault completes troubled practice session

Renault Sport Formula One Team completed the first official practice sessions of the 2017 season with Nico Hülkenberg and Jolyon Palmer taking the RS17 out on the Albert Park Circuit on Friday. Hülkenberg had a trouble-free day, setting the ninth fastest lap time, a 1min 25.478secs. The German completed a full programme with a number of set-up changes and longer runs in FP2. “I would say it’s been a pretty reasonable first Friday of the season and we’ve got a decent base to work from. […]

Posted on Friday, October 14, 2016

Hülkenberg joins Renault from 2017

Nico Hülkenberg will leave Force India at the end of this season to join Renault for 2017, as part of a multi-year deal with the team. He is the first driver announced to be racing with the Enstone-based squad next season. The German driver reckons he is grateful that Force India has given him the chance to take up this new opportunity after agreeing to his departure before the end of his contract. “Renault has always been a big player in the motorsport world that brings up […]

Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

2016 United States GP - Thursday Press Conference

DRIVERS – Romain Grosjean (Haas), Kevin Magnussen (Renault), Valtteri Bottas (Williams), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) PRESS CONFERENCE Nico, let’s begin with you: congratulations on your first works drive in Formula One, with Renault for next season. Tell us, why is this the right move for you now and what was the clincher that made you decide to take it? Nico Hulkenberg: Yeah, I believe that it’s the right step in my career at this point. I feel I have […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Perez eyes change of fortune in Hungary

Force India's Sergio Perez is hopeful that he can end his run of sub-par results in Hungary when the sport returns to the Hungaroring this weekend. Perez is enjoying his strongest Formula 1 campaign since he made his debut in 2011 but has scored points only once in Budapest, when he finished a low-key ninth in 2013. Perez has retired from the most recent two Hungarian Grands Prix and last year also rolled spectacularly during the first free practice session. "We have been strong in […]

Posted on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Force India put out by brake failure

Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez were left to rue brake failures as the team's strong run of form came to an end at the Austrian Grand Prix. Hulkenberg started from the front row but tumbled back through the pack before pulling into the garage late on. Perez, meanwhile, was running in seventh position when his brakes failed on the penultimate lap, pitching him into the barriers at Turn 3. "I’m pretty disappointed and gutted, to be honest," said Hulkenberg. "It was a […]

Posted on Saturday, June 18, 2016

Hulkenberg 'bitter' after spin causes early exit

Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg concedes he was left with a "bitter feeling" after he was eliminated from the second knockout session during qualifying for the European Grand Prix. Hulkenberg had been towards the sharp end of the grid throughout practice but spun exiting Turn 16 on his first lap in Q2 and was unable to clock a sufficiently quick time later in the session, leaving him in 12th position. Hulkenberg's woes were accentuated by the pace of team-mate Sergio Perez, who recorded the second […]

Posted on Friday, June 17, 2016

Force India optimistic after strong practice sessions

Sergio Perez believes Force India can continue its recent form after an encouraging pair of practice sessions at the European Grand Prix. Perez and team-mate Nico Hulkenberg both scored points in Monaco and Canada, with the Mexican driver finishing on the podium in the Principality, lifting Force India to fifth in the standings. Perez was third quickest during the second session at the Baku City Circuit, with Hulkenberg reinforcing the pace of the VJM09 by placing fifth. "I kept things tidy today, but it’s easy […]