‘The entire race was a studying curve for me’
Nico Hulkenberg can look again on a really loopy weekend. For instance, on Saturday morning he was nonetheless quietly ingesting espresso, whereas on Saturday afternoon he was immediately summoned by Racing Point to switch the sick Lance Stroll.
Hulkenberg should have been shocked when he acquired the telephone name from Otmar Szafnauer. The crew boss at Racing Level needed to hurriedly organize one other driver for qualifying and the race, as Lance Stroll was too sick to depart his resort room. Fortunately for Szafnauer, The Hulk is rarely too sick to assist the crew out, as he did earlier through the two races at Silverstone. Then it was Sergio Perez who had to get replaced due to an an infection with the coronavirus.
A giant studying session
After the race wherein he completed in eighth place, it’s clear that Hulkenberg can not but totally comprehend what has occurred. “I nonetheless have to grasp and course of what has occurred within the final 24 hours”, he says to the Post Race Show. “The whole lot occurred so quick, I did not even have time to assume. I simply needed to carry out. I used to be simply attempting to maintain the start clear. After that it was primarily a studying session through the race for me. Little by little it went higher. That was the one factor I used to be doing”.
“It additionally helped in fact that some individuals dropped out, however in fact I am very glad to attain factors for the crew. The toughest factor to be taught was steer, they modified rather a lot in comparison with Silverstone. That takes time to get used to. With 4 laps in qualifying you will not be capable of do this. However thankfully we managed to remain clear through the race”.