Onwards and upwards - Q&A with Nico Hülkenberg

Nico Hülkenberg recovered well after a lap one incident in Singapore to collect two points. He heads to Russia with some momentum having scored at the last three races, as he looks to keep the points run going.

What do you like about the Russian Grand Prix?
Russia is an interesting place and it’s still a relatively new venue for Formula 1 but, in recent years, the Russian atmosphere has grown quite strong. In terms of a lap, it’s quite long with a lot of corners. Putting together a complete lap can be difficult and you have to string it all together and carry all the momentum. The track has a good flow, it’s quite high-speed with not many slow corners. Overtaking is quite difficult. There are some nice combinations, the chicane towards the end of the lap is quite awkward as it’s off and on camber, but it’s quite fun.

What’s the verdict after the Singapore Grand Prix?
We recovered well in Singapore after the lap one incident. That’s part of the game at street circuits as anything can happen, but you have to be patient and we managed to take home some points. We were competitive in both qualifying and the race and certainly more points were possible had things panned out a little smoother. We move on to Russia immediately and we’ll be aiming for more points.