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Hulkenberg maintains points run in Germany

20 July 2014

Force India's Nico Hulkenberg maintained his remarkable points run by finishing seventh in the German Grand Prix today.

Hulkenberg, who had qualified ninth, has now scored points in all ten races this season - and if you include the final two races from last year, it is twelve races in succession that he has finished tenth or better.

Speaking after the tenth round in the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship, the 26-year-old revealed that he had some engine problems during the 67-lap race, but that the team managed to 'solve the issue' and he was then able to finish comfortably ahead of the McLaren's Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen and team-mate, Sergio Perez, who was tenth and took the final point.

“It was a difficult race and different to what we expected, mainly due to the lower temperatures with the track being 20 degrees cooler than on Friday,” he explained.

“We were expecting a lot of rear degradation, but after a couple of laps it became clear the fronts were the limiting tyres, and that changed the game. It was a pretty challenging afternoon and, considering how the car felt, I think we got the maximum from the race.

“I also had to overcome some engine issues in the middle of the race because there were some hesitations and it was not driving smoothly. It was a good recovery by the team to solve the issue.

“It was important to score more points here and from that point of view I'm feeling very satisfied,” the German concluded.


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