Hulkenberg very happy after P3: "A crazy seven or eight days!"

08-08-2020 15:34
by Matt Gretton
F1 News
Hulkenberg very happy after P3: A crazy seven or eight days!

Qualifying went extremely well for Nico Hulkenberg. The driver managed to take third place, against the expectations of many. The German will drive for Sergio Perez this weekend, who unfortunately cannot race due to a positive test for the coronavirus. Hulkenberg, however, gets the most out of it and will start the race tomorrow from third place for Racing Point.

"Obviously last week, with the big high to come back and the low on Sunday [not starting the race], it was very extreme. This weekend I felt much better in the car, much more prepared. Qualy was still tricky and in Q2 I made life hard for myself a bit and I was scared I'd damaged the car," explains Hulkenberg after the qualfying session.

"Q3 was just head down, full beans, whatever I had - and a bit surprised to stand here. But obviously a big smile on my face and a lot od respect for the race tomorrow. It's definitely going to hurt tomorrow not having last week's experience and not having gone through the motions there with the start and everything. But we'll do what we can, I'll try to learn fast, and keep the car where it deserves to be," the German concludes.

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