user icon
user icon

Hulkenberg confident of points despite 'half a day' of Friday running

  • Published on 16 Nov 2019 10:33
  • comments 0
  • By: Dieter Rencken & Coilin Higgins

Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg is confident that the team can deliver at this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix, despite only having what he called 'half a day' of practice running due to the weather conditions.

The first practice session on Friday was hampered throughout the session thanks to rain affecting the circuit, but cleared up as the session drew to an end, leaving teams will only the second session to do any dry running on Friday.

Hulkenberg said that even though the running was limited, he is confident that the team will perform in what could be his last Brazilian Grand Prix for the foreseeable future.

"It was half a day, effectively," Hulkenberg commented. "We only had one run in the morning and it was wet, but then the afternoon was a bit tense. Obviously more compact but I think we need to be motivated.

"The race pace in the car is very positive. I think we under-performed a little bit on the soft because we had a set up issue on the car. The midfield looks very close but it isn't surprising because the lap here is so short, but we are certainly in the mix.

Hulkenberg also noted that he was confident that points were a realistic target for the team, given how tight the midfield battle is around the Autodromo Carlos Pace.

Hulkenberg also voiced his confidence that the rainy conditions were only to last for Friday's running and that Saturday and Sunday's sessions will be dry, but believed the team can be competitive regardless of the circuit conditions.

"Yes, I think that's possible, and achievable," Hulkenberg added. "Like always, we need to put everything together. Here, the smallest difference can make the difference so we need to make sure that we can do the best we can."

Replies (0)

Login to reply

CA Grand Prix of Canada

Local time 

  • Friday weather-image

    Saturday weather-image

    Sunday weather-image

  • Free practice 1

    17:00 - 18:30

    Free practice 3

    17:00 - 18:00

    Race

    20:10 - 22:10

  • Free practice 2

    21:00 - 22:30

    Qualifying

    20:00 - 21:00

    Fastest lap

     

CA Grand Prix of Canada

Local time 

  • Fridayweather-image

  • Free practice 1

    17:00 - 18:30

    Free practice 2

    21:00 - 22:30

  • Saturdayweather-image

  • Free practice 3

    17:00 - 18:00

    Qualifying

    20:00 - 21:00

  • Sunday weather-image

  • Race

    20:10 - 22:10

    Fastest lap

    20:10 - 22:10

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Do you think countries hit by the coronavirus should cancel their 2020 F1 race?

World Championship standings 2019

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Team Renault
  • Points 279
  • Podiums 0
  • Grand Prix 102
  • Country DE
  • Date of b. Aug 19 1987 (32)
  • Place of b. Emmerich am Rhein, DE
  • Weight 70 kg
  • Length 1.84 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
13 - Mar 15
Australia
20 - Mar 22
Bahrain
3 - Apr 5
Viet Nam
17 - Apr 19
China
1 - May 3
Netherlands
8 - May 10
Spain
21 - May 24
Monaco
5 - Jun 7
Azerbaijan
12 - Jun 14
Canada
26 - Jun 28
France
3 - Jul 5
Austria
17 - Jul 19
United Kingdom
31 - Aug 2
Hungary
28 - Aug 30
Belgium
4 - Sep 6
Italy
18 - Sep 20
Singapore
25 - Sep 27
Russian
9 - Oct 11
Japan
23 - Oct 25
United States of America
30 - Nov 1
Mexico
13 - Nov 15
Brazil
27 - Nov 29
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
13 - Mar 15
Australia Albert Park
20 - Mar 22
3 - Apr 5
Viet Nam Hanoi Circuit
17 - Apr 19
1 - May 3
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
8 - May 10
21 - May 24
Monaco Monte Carlo
5 - Jun 7
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
12 - Jun 14
26 - Jun 28
France Paul Ricard
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
17 - Jul 19
United Kingdom Silverstone
31 - Aug 2
Hungary Hungaroring
28 - Aug 30
4 - Sep 6
Italy Monza
18 - Sep 20
25 - Sep 27
Russian Sochi Autodrom
9 - Oct 11
23 - Oct 25
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
30 - Nov 1
13 - Nov 15
Brazil Interlagos
27 - Nov 29
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar