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Hulkenberg anticipating "special" Monaco

  • Published on 20 May 2017 11:52
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Nico Hulkenberg is looking forward to returning to Monaco next weekend, a race which he describes is in his "back yard". The German has a best finish of fifth around the famous streets which came in 2014 when he drove for Force India.

"There is no track like Monaco, it’s the highlight of the year," said the 29-year-old. "It’s unique and special in every aspect and I massively look forward to it.

"It is probably the most glamorous Grand Prix on the calendar," he added. "There is no place like it to give you a buzz and a sensation of speed. Physically it is not the most demanding track, but you have to really concentrate and be very precise," he continued. "An error puts you in the wall and ends your race.

"As a driver, it is about confidence," he explained. "You have to build it up step by step, session by session. The last thing you want to do is touch a wall as that will take all your confidence away.

"In qualifying, you peak and take more risks and get closer to the barriers and really get on the limits. But it is a street circuit, we know what they entail. You have to be sensible and totally focused on the task."

Hulkenberg is on a three race scoring streak and hopes to continue his momentum into Monaco, where last year he finished sixth when we overtook Nico Rosberg on the run to the chequered flag.

"I am looking forward to race day and obviously I’m aiming for a good result," he said. "The track should suit us, especially with the super soft and ultrasoft tyres. In recent years I have done well, so hopefully, we can have another strong performance.

"Last year I performed there quite well and with the new cars, it will feel even quicker. Overtaking is hard but it is a thrilling race and a huge challenge. I really love racing at Monaco."

 

Fergal Walsh

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    • May 20 2017 - 22:34

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