Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg has said he is looking to score more points in Brazil after a 10th place finish in the United States Grand Prix.
Hulkenberg had a difficult start to the race in Austin, but recovered well in the second half, ending the race in ninth place, making it a second consecutive points finish for him, having taken grabbed a single point in Mexico with a 10th placed finish.
Now returning to his favourite circuit, Interlagos, the track where the German achieved his only pole position to date, Hulkenberg is hoping he can have a better race than he had last time out and finish higher up in the points.
“It was good to be back in the points across both races [Mexico and US], but we always want more.” commented the 32-year-old.
“We recovered well in Austin and the second-half of the race, especially the final ten or so laps, were fun and we deserved our points.”
“We have to target more in Brazil and pushing closer to sixth-seventh spots to take home even more points.”
Hulkenberg took pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2010 with Williams, in what was his rookie year, having got his final flying lap slot right with a drying track contributing to the remarkable lap.
Although he was unable to hold on to the lead, having lost out to Vettel at the first corner, Hulkenberg eventually crossed the line in eighth place scoring vital points for Williams, and Hulkenberg said that as a result of his debut year at the track, it remains very special to him.
“I’d say Brazil is one of my favourite races on the calendar.” he added.
“I’ve had some cool memories in Brazil. The pole position in 2010 was pretty special.
“That was a fun session where everything clicked, and we managed a perfect lap in difficult conditions and it’s something I’ll always remember.”