Hülkenberg rushes towards the Nürburgring: "It was even crazier than the last time'
By Tomas Mota 10 October 2020 | 16:31
Nico Hülkenberg is once again at the start of a Formula 1 race, this time the Eifel Grand Prix. The German got a call from Otmar Szafnauer when it became known that Lance Stroll could not drive due to illness. Without a doubt, Hülkenberg totally caught by surprise while having a coffee and headed to the Nürburgring.
"It was even crazier than the last time", Hülkenberg refers to Sky Sports when he also had to take action at Silverstone. "I was in Cologne, half an hour from here. I was supposed to do some TV work here for RTL this afternoon. I was having coffee with a friend when Otmar suddenly called me and told me I was needed. I got in the car and the rest is history."
"It felt harder than Silverstone"
Hülkenberg looks back on a difficult qualifying session. "It felt harder than Silverstone, because this is a completely different track. The car has other technical parts, which gives the driver a different feeling. I had to drive around that and find my speed again. That is not easy in four laps. I am very happy with my lap, despite my overall place."
Because Hülkenberg was not been able to participate in free practice sessions, the car has not yet been adjusted as he desired. "It means it will be a tough challenge during the race, but I'll do what I can. I have the experience and the four laps in my pocket. Tomorrow we will start racing and then we will see what I can do", Hülkenberg concludes hopefully.
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