Nico Hulkenberg says he is ready to return to Sao Paulo, a city which has hosted some of his favourite Formula 1 memories, as he aims to end the 2015 championship on a high.
The Force India driver broke a run of consecutive retirements last time out in Mexico and is hunting another strong result at a circuit he felt he immediately gelled with when he made his debut at the circuit in 2010.
The German notched up the only F1 pole position of his career to date at the 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix in mixed conditions and has finished in the points in every race he's entered with a trio of eighth places and one fifth.
“I seem to have good chemistry there and I feel comfortable on and off the track. I can really identify with the Brazilian lifestyle and the people,” Hulkenberg said. “I think we will be competitive so I hope I can add another strong result to the list.
“Interlagos has been quite good to me: I had a pole position in 2010, led the race in 2012 and I've always finished in the points.”
Hulkenberg feels the Interlagos circuit provides a variety of challenges to the F1 cars with the steep elevation changes as well as tight and twisty sections combined with the long home straight and relishes the prospect of keeping his points run going in Brazil.
“The track is very traditional and there is always a special atmosphere around the place,” he said. “There are some fun corners - the Senna Esses are really cool as turns one, two and three make up a nice combination. The lap is quite short but there are a lot of elevation changes and banked corners, which create a very challenging lap. It's a track where I really enjoy driving.”