F1 2010 rookie Nico Hulkenberg says he will be pushing hard to try to get a good result this weekend in Malaysia.

Hulkenberg, who qualified 15th at Albert Park last weekend in his Williams-Cosworth FW32, was taken out on the opening lap - along with Toro Rosso's Sebastien Buemi - when Kamui Kobayashi lost his front wing and spectacularly crashed in turn 6.

While that incident left 'The Hulk' disappointed, he is delighted he can get back on track straight away: "Melbourne was really frustrating for me so I'm happy that we have back-to-back races and I can get back in the car again quickly. We'll be pushing hard to try to get a better result," he vowed.

"I obviously don't have experience of Sepang in an F1 car, but I raced there when I was competing in A1 GP so I know the circuit already which will be helpful. Malaysia is not a favourite track of mine, but it's okay. Turns five and six are really quick, about 250km/h, so that part of the circuit is my favourite.

"It's going to be hot, but I spent a few weeks in Malaysia in January to do some training so I feel well prepared. I'm looking forward to getting out there and to a good race."

Williams technical director, Sam Michael meanwhile has confirmed that Hulkenberg and his team-mate Rubens Barrichello will both benefit from some upgrades for the third round on the schedule.

"We will have some improvements on the FW32 for this race, mostly relating to the aerodynamics and we will also have some upgrades to help gearshifting," he explained. "Both drivers will be working hard on our starts over the course of the weekend too to get back to our usual standard.

"Sepang is quite a different circuit to the two previous tracks we've visited in that it has a lot of high speed changes of direction. But the team heads there with the target of getting both drivers into Q3 and improving our position in the Championship."


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