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Nico Hulkenberg - Q&A

Although he's a new addition to the Sauber F1 team, Nico Hülkenberg is a veteran Grand Prix driver after stints at both Williams and Force India - and hopes to build on his experience.
Q:
Nico Hülkenberg, the start of the 2013 Formula One season is approaching. Is the adrenaline pumping yet?

Nico Hülkenberg:
Not yet, no. The moment before the first race in Melbourne will definitely be the one to quicken the pulse!

Q:
How did the winter preparations go?

Nico Hülkenberg:
Very good. It was the ideal combination of a 2-week training camp and intensive fitness training.

Q:
What are your expectations of the Sauber F1 Team?

Nico Hülkenberg:
We need to build on the solid basis of last year and reach some good results. But it is a whole new season:

New game, new luck! We really have to wait and see what happens when we hit the track for the first time. And then we'll take it from there.

Q:
Do you appreciate the close relationships the Sauber F1 Team nurtures with its fans?

Nico Hülkenberg:
Fans are an essential part of sport in general. If you receive so much fan mail, it does touch you personally. I am really trying to answer everything.

Q:
Tests involve a lot of hard graft. How do you prepare yourself?

Nico Hülkenberg:
Physical fitness and intensive work with the engineers. But actually I am just looking forward to finally sitting in the car.

Q:
How long does it actually take to adjust to a new car?

Nico Hülkenberg:
It is a mix of different factors. It takes a couple of days until every detail is right. Usually the adjustment process is completed when the first race is about to start.

Q:
How well do you actually know your team-mate?

Nico Hülkenberg:
We have not got to know each other very well so far, but we met in the paddock every now and then and I value him as a team mate.

Q:
What will be the greatest (sporting) challenge of the upcoming season?

Nico Hülkenberg:
To show a consistent good performance at every single race.


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(L to R): Race winner Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 and second placed Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing in parc ferme.
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Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid leads behind the FIA Safety Car.
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Race winner Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates in parc ferme as his third placed team mate Lewis Hamilton (GBR) climbs from his Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid.
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Race winner Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates in parc ferme.
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Race winner Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid celebrates as he enters parc ferme.
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Race winner Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates on the podium.
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Race winner Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 celebrates on the podium.
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Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid.
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(L to R): Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1; Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren; and Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing with the media.
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Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 with the media.
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Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 with Kai Ebel (GER) RTL TV Presenter.
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Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W07 Hybrid makes a pit stop.
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