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Posted on Monday, March 21, 2016

Mixed emotions for Force India pair

Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez left the Australian Grand Prix with mixed emotions, as Hulkenberg claimed seventh while Perez was a lowly 13th. Both drivers felt they were caught out by the suspension of the race, caused by the collision between Fernando Alonso and Esteban Gutierrez, but Hulkenberg was able to recover to seventh. Perez, meanwhile, was compromised by McLaren's Jenson Button before he was slowed further by brake issues. "To get some points in the bag at the first race is […]

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Hulkenberg: Less testing could aid Force India

Nico Hulkenberg believes the cut in pre-season testing days this season could be beneficial for his Force India outfit. Force India introduced a B-spec version of its VJM08 mid-2015 and was a regular points scorer across the second half of the campaign. Hulkenberg is hopeful that the reduction in pre-season test days from 12 to eight will enable Force India to maintain its momentum into 2016. "Less testing could mean better opportunities during the first couple of races if we’re better prepared than others - […]

Posted on Saturday, November 28, 2015

Perez elated by second row slot

Sergio Perez expressed his delight after he secured a slot on the second row of the grid for the Abu Dhabi season finale. Perez, who displayed strong pace during the final practice session, clocked the fourth quickest time, slower only than the Mercedes drivers and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen. "Fourth place on the grid is a great result for us and I’m very pleased with our strong performance all the way through qualifying," he said. "We’ve made some good decisions this weekend with the changes we […]

Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hulkenberg pleased to secure fifth for Force India

Nico Hulkenberg expressed his delight after his sixth place finish secured fifth spot in the Constructors' championship for Force India, the squad's highest finish in the sport. Hulkenberg dropped two positions at the start but used the undercut to get ahead of Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat and cruised to sixth place. His result means that Force India has amassed 120 points and now cannot be caught by nearest competitors Lotus. "[It was] just a poor start, wheel spin straight away, I think the clutch was […]

Posted on Saturday, November 14, 2015

Hulkenberg elated by qualifying result

Force India's Nico Hulkenberg expressed his happiness after equalling his best grid slot of 2015 at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hulkenberg qualified in sixth position but will move up to fifth as a result of Valtteri Bottas, at the venue where he claimed his sole pole in 2010. "I’m very happy with the qualifying result," he said. "I always enjoy driving here because I love the track, the country and the atmosphere that surrounds this event. "The car felt great today and I was really […]

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015

Hulkenberg upbeat over 'clean race'

Nico Hulkenberg expressed his happiness after putting in a 'clean' performance at the Mexican Grand Prix to end a string of sub-par results. Hulkenberg arrived in Mexico having retired from three of the last four races due to accident damage but stayed out of trouble to collect seventh at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. "It was a good race, although I was quite lonely for most of it," he said. "We couldn't have gotten any more from it so I feel very happy with the result. […]

Posted on Sunday, October 25, 2015

Hulkenberg expresses 'huge frustration' after contact

Nico Hulkenberg expressed 'huge frustration' after he was forced out of the United States Grand Prix following contact with Daniel Ricciardo. Hulkenberg was contesting fifth place with Ricciardo when the pair collided at Turn 12, leaving the Force India driver with terminal damage to the front right of his car. "It's a huge frustration to be out of the race when things were looking so promising," he said. "Until the accident, it had been a very interesting race and it must have been a very […]

Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2015

Hulkenberg optimistic of 'good points'

Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg is optimistic that he can score a good haul of points after qualifying in sixth position for the Russian Grand Prix. Hulkenberg finished a season-best sixth in Japan and followed it up at Sochi with a lap strong enough to beat team-mate Sergio Perez. "I’m very satisfied with sixth place today and our qualifying performance is a great team result," he said. "Even though we’ve had limited running here in practice, I’ve had a good feeling with the car – […]

Posted on Friday, October 9, 2015

Hulkenberg wary of needing to adapt quickly

Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg says the outfit will need to adapt quickly across the remainder of the Russian Grand Prix weekend, following a lack of running during Friday practice. Hulkenberg topped a first session which was reduced to an hour following a track vehicle dispensing fluid on the circuit during the morning, before completing just three laps in a rain-affected second session. "It's always frustrating when you have a big work plan and you can't go out, but it's the same set of conditions […]

Posted on Friday, October 9, 2015

Hulkenberg heads disrupted opening session

Force India driver Nico Hülkenberg topped a disrupted opening practice session for the Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom. The start of the session was delayed by half an hour, following a suspected diesel spillage between Turns 6 and 10 earlier in the morning. Track workers cleared the spillage but the circuit in that area was left soaked, leaving drivers to use Intermediate tyres, as Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel described the situation as a ‘mess’, with the remainder of the circuit bone dry. Fernando Alonso […]

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2015

Hulkenberg apologises for Massa clash

Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg has accepted that he was to blame for causing the collision with Williams rival Felipe Massa during last weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. Massa was exiting the pit lane and challenged Hulkenberg as the pair rounded Turn 3, though the Force India driver closed the door on the Brazilian and the pair collided. While Massa was able to continue, before ultimately retiring due to a mechanical problem, Hulkenberg was pitched into the barriers. Hulkenberg was hit with a three place grid […]

Posted on Sunday, September 20, 2015

Hulkenberg baffled by Massa collision penalty

Nico Hulkenberg was left perplexed after he was given a grid penalty for the Japanese Grand Prix following contact with Felipe Massa in Singapore. Massa was exiting the pit lane while Hulkenberg was on-track as the pair approached the left-hander at Turn 3. The duo collided, with Hulkenberg pitched into the wall and retirement, while Massa continued before a mechanical problem slowed him in the race. Stewards decided to penalise Hulkenberg with a three place grid penalty for the upcoming event at Suzuka. "The accident […]