Nico Hulkenberg excited for Indian Grand Prix

Sahara Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg is very excited ahead of the Indian Grand Prix  as he will be driving on the Buddh International Circuit for the first time this weekend.

Updated: October 23, 2012 12:41 IST
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New Delhi: Sahara Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg is very excited ahead of the Indian Grand Prix as he will be driving on the Buddh International Circuit for the first time this weekend.

"I was at the first Indian race last year, but obviously I didn't get a chance to drive. I've been around the track in a road car and tried it on the simulator, but I still have a bit to learn on Friday. As a race it's as big as they come for this team. We will be in Delhi at the start of the week to meet the local media and fans and they always show lots of enthusiasm for us. I hope that we will see their support at the track with lots of fans cheering us on," Nico said.

Reflecting on his performance in Korea, Nico said: "The last two races were a lot of fun and probably two of my best races of the year. Korea was pretty much a perfect weekend. I said at the start of the weekend that we needed things to be perfect and that's what we had: no mistakes, a smooth qualifying and a clean race."

The German driver, who is driving an Indian car, also said he was comfortable with his car. "I feel comfortable and confident in the car and the team is doing a good job. We've just got a good rhythm and momentum, and that's so important in Formula One," he said.

"I've still had some tough weekends, like Monza and Singapore, but on the whole things have been going well. We just need to make sure we can repeat what we did in Korea during the final four races. We really need to stretch ourselves to get everything we can from the remaining races," he added.

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