Hulkenberg: “I’m hungry, I want to attack”

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Photo: Force India.

The season 2015 left mixed feelings to Nico Hulkenberg. On the one hand, he ran in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where he won along with fellow Porsche. Is your best memory of the year past, and probably the greatest success of his sports career. However, in Formula 1 was surpassed by his team mate Sergio Perez, who also took to the podium, and pulled him 20 points in the classification. While the mexican managed to be third in Russia, the German was only able to get as best result a fifth place which was in Austria and was repeated later in Japan and Brazil. He finished among the first ten drivers of the season for the third consecutive year, but remain behind the other pilot of Force India had his year in the premier class was not the best one to go to remember when remove.

Hulkenberg is ready for the new season to be the best. Until now, it has finished in the world-14th, 11th, two times 10, and, in his best result, 9th (in 2014). In an interview with the publication Auto Motor und Sport showed the desire that you have: “I’m hungry, I want to attack”, he stated. The German is confident in the potential shown by Force India in 2015 (achieved its best historical position): “I Want that 2016 is my year. There is no reason why my computer is not able to continue with the performance obtained in the past year with the B version of the car on the track,”. Is behind the time to rest: “there Comes a time in which you have to move your ass off the couch and get up. I am following a training program with a double session, morning and afternoon, I will be ready for the test in Barcelona”.

The pilot ensures that it does not have to look at others: “One can only speculate, we need to focus on ourselves and do the homework. We must work on the weaknesses that we had last year. It is what we have done during the winter”. However, we do believe we know what their rivals and what must be its target: “I am clear that there are a number of potential rivals that may be a tough nut to crack. McLaren, when running the power unit by Honda, and Toro Rosso with engines Ferrari, Red Bull, also Haas I guess from the beginning will be strong. Our aim perhaps should be to be at the level of Williams”.