Sepang : Force India’s German driver Nico Hulkenberg on Monday said he was looking forward to getting back on the Sepang track after a positive start to the season in which he came seventh in Melbourne.
“I am really looking forward to getting back to action in Sepang after a fairly positive start of the season. We knew the VJM08’s reliability was one of our strong points and we were able to play that card well.
“We didn’t make any mistakes and we had a good strategy, and that helped us capitalise on a day when others ran into trouble. We need to keep our feet on the ground, however, because we know the circumstances in which we got this result and we know the next races will be tough,” Hulkenberg said in an official release.
Hulkenberg said he also believes the circuit at Sepang will pose a different challenge than the one in Melbourne, where he last raced.
“The track in Sepang is quite challenging and is very different compared to Melbourne. The various sectors have unique characteristics: there is a nice variation of high and low-speed corners and two very long straights. “You need to balance your setup between top speed and downforce to make the most of your car in each of them. The high temperatures and humidity add to the challenges of this track, and you always have a threat of rain, especially at the start of the race,” he said.