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Hulkenberg: 'New cars are not necessarily slower than previous generation'

Hulkenberg: 'New cars are not necessarily slower than previous generation'

9 January - 19:45 Last update: 22:52
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Nico Hulkenberg has shone his light on the new car that will be introduced in 2022. The German thinks that with the new cars, the driver's talent is going to be more important than it was in previous years.

2022 is the year of change in Formula 1. The arrow-fast cars used from 2017 to 2021 are heading for museums and new cars will take their place. Hulkenberg wrote in a blog post that the intention was to come up with slower cars in Formula 1, but they had to be harder to drive.

New cars not necessarily slower

"From my initial experience however, the new cars are pretty damn fast and not necessarily slower than the last generation," Hulkenberg revealed. The former Renault driver has already been able to try the new car in the simulator and reveals that the driving experience has not changed much either.

Hulkenberg revealed that the new cars are still very fast in the corners and is therefore curious about the effect of the 'dirty air'. "In the simulator, the cornering speeds are extremely high, so the risk of "dirty air" is still given and it´s difficult for me to imagine that following another car comfortably at these speeds will be easy," said the German.

Who will have the best start?

According to Hulkenberg, it will be especially interesting to see who gets the best start. Indeed, the German thinks that the field could well be shaken up, but admitted that it is too early for predictions.

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