Nico Hulkenberg has been in buoyant mood ahead of this week’s Hungarian Grand Prix after an impressive performance at the British Grand Prix last time out.
Hulkenberg praised the new floor introduced on his Renault which saw a marked improvement in his fortunes, after two poor races in Baku and Austria. He finished 6th equalling his best race of the season and was also the best placed of all the midfield, finishing ahead of everyone outside of the three fastest teams.
He said ahead of Hungary: “I was happy with Silverstone, it was a very positive weekend, he new floor worked well and took the car a step forward. We managed to translate a good starting position into a strong finish. The pace was really good, we were faster than the midfield competition, [making us] best of the rest which is nice. We rewarded ourselves with some points which is important. Sixth is good for me, and good for the team who have been pushing hard. Now it’s time to reboot and go again in Budapest.”
He then went on discuss the physical demands of the Hungarian Grand Prix with the newer cars. He went on to say: “It’s a physical track, very hot too which is hard on us drivers, It’s a demanding circuit. You don’t get too many breaks on the lap, so it’s a Grand Prix which comes down to fitness, more so than others. It feels like all of the corners combine, one error means you will suffer in another corner; you need a good flow and harmony. I like Hungary, it’s a good Grand Prix, the track is cool and technical with lots of good corner combinations which come one after the other.”