Hulkenberg believes following F1 cars is as "bad as it's ever been"

08-07-2019 09:31
by Bobby Vincent
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Hulkenberg believes following F1 cars is as bad as it's ever been

Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg thinks nowadays trying to follow other Formula 1 cars is hard "as it's ever been".

There was a slight alteration to the aerodynamic regulations this season, in an attempt to try and increase the chances of cars being closer to each other and also the opportunities to overtake.

However, despite the change, there is still a fundamental problem contributing to the few exciting races in a season. Hulkenberg believes the problem is a big one and it is now a handicap for F1 drivers.

"I feel it's as bad as it's ever been, to be honest," Hulkenberg said to Motorsport.com, when asked about the inability to get too close to rival cars in a race.

"Especially if you get really close, maybe five-tenths. If the guy in front of you has a wobble and makes a mistake, the sudden loss of grip you experience is sometimes drastic and you're just forced to get off the throttle or you're going off. 

"It's really like hitting the Chinese wall or taking the ground from below your feet."

Hulkenberg attended a meeting last month with Lewis Hamilton, talking about even more regulation changes, that are set to be introduced to the sport in 2021, to try and make the competition a more competitive one.

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