Pole position, a fastest lap and two dominant race wins: they are the words that have characterised Nico Hulkenberg's recent performances, a run of form that has helped Germany to its sixth consecutive victory around the streets of Durban.

Extending the nation's lead in the standings to 30 points, Germany's run will nonetheless be threatened at the next round in Mexico after Hulkenberg confirmed he will not be present at Monterrey due to commitments in the Formula Three Euroseries.

As such, fellow Willi Weber prot?g? Christian Vietoris will step into some very large shoes, with many cynics even suggesting Hulkenberg will not return for the remaining two rounds of the season in China and Great Britain, even if he insists he will come back for Shanghai.

Nonetheless, if Hulkenberg has bid auf wiedersehen to A1 GP to concentrate on his maiden season in the Euroseries, he did in style after notching up an eighth win with a dominant double victory in South Africa.

Never troubled in either the sprint or feature race, Hulkenberg's triumph now makes him the most coveted winner in A1 GP, toppling France's Alexandre Premat from the top of the list.

Indeed, having the dominated the last three rounds, Hulkenberg admits he feels the winning has become easier as the season has progressed despite the likes of France and New Zealand doing everything in their power, namely switching drivers, to halt his charge.

"Another great weekend on a fantastic circuit! The team backs me one-hundred per cent, and I'm beginning to get the impression that our job is getting easier from race to race. Our tactics worked perfectly.

"Three perfect weekends in a row. We are trying to continue with our performance, it is not easy, but we are putting in a lot of effort, and we are happy with the results. I am leaving for one race but I will be back in the car in China so I will miss you guys."

 

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