Although he has been left to revel in a repeat of his double race winning exploits from Taupo at Eastern Creek, Nico Hulkenberg insists he is not going to stop pushing, despite extending his lead in the A1 Grand Prix standings to a comfortable 25 points.

In a pair of races that emerged with the same result, albeit reached with slightly different scenarios, as was achieved in Taupo, Hulkenberg was again the class of the field, scoring the maximum points on offer for a double win and the fastest lap.

Not that Hulkenberg was left to romp away to victory for the most part, the 18-year-old admitting he was finding it hard to keep Great Britain behind him in the early stages of the sprint race, while the superb start in the feature event that saw New Zealand take the lead initially also stirred some fighting spirit.

Nonetheless, Hulkenberg eventually held on for a comfortable win in both races, producing a superb out-lap after his pit stop to leapfrog Jonny Reid and assume a lead he would never lose.

"The sprint race was good but not easy at all as A1 Team New Zealand and later Britain were pushing. I managed to build up a lead of three seconds when the safety car came out. I lost my advantage, so I had to push and we won.

"In the feature race, I had too much wheelspin at the start. I lost one position and couldn't get past Jonny Reid in the first corner as I was on the outside. Thanks to a quick pitstop, we fought back and I was ahead of A1 Team New Zealand again."

With four consecutive wins under their belt that add to the two more managed at the start of the season, Germany are now in a commanding position at the top of the standings. Nonetheless, Hulkenberg is refusing to get complacent.

"This is clearly a victory of the team of David Sears that has helped me regaining my lead. Obviously, we are in a good position in the championship, but we don't relax as my appetite is whetted for further victories."

 

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