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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014

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COUNTRYPOLES
Germany1
DATE OF BIRTHPODIUMS
198708190
DRIVER NUMBERFASTEST LAPS
121
RACESCAREER POINTS
3985
WINSWORLD CHAMPS
00

driver profile

N.Hulkenberg
Two years after his debut with Williams, Nico Hulkenberg returned to F1 with Force India in 2012, having spent 2011 as the team's reserve driver. Hulkenberg started his career in karting and by 2005, he graduated to the Formula BMW series, beating Sebastian Buemi to the title. By 2006, under the management of Willi Weber - the man who discovered Michael Schumacher - Hulkenberg made his mark in A1GP, earning the title for Germany. In 2007, he moved to Euro F3 with ASM, effectively stepping into the seat occupied by Paul Di Resta the previous season. In his first year, he finished third, behind teammate Romain Grosjean and Buemi. He also experienced his first F1 mileage when he tested for Williams in December and continued to log the miles the following year. In 2009, the German took the GP2 Series title in his rookie year - a feat matched only by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. He continued to impress Williams in testing and duly earned a full-time seat for 2010. On only his third outing in Malaysia Hulkenberg qualified fifth and scored his first point with tenth place. However, the undoubted highlight was a stunning pole position on a drying track in Brazil. Unfortunately, Williams could not offer Hulkenberg a seat for 2011, and instead he switched to Force India to take up the role of reserve driver. He subsequently took part in 14 Friday practice sessions. Hulkenberg impressed the team with his speed, feedback and approach, and in December 2011, he was confirmed as a race driver for 2012.

Driver Report

season so far

Race Date Grid Finish Pts. Total Pts.
German 07/07 10 10 1 1
British 30/06 14 10 1 2
Canadian 09/06 9 21 0 2
Monaco 26/05 11 11 0 2
Spanish 12/05 15 15 0 2
Bahrain 21/04 14 12 0 2
Chinese 14/04 10 10 1 3
Malaysian 24/03 12 8 4 7
Australian 17/03 11 20 0 7
Brazilian 25/11 6 5 10 17
United States 18/11 6 8 4 21
Abu Dhabi 04/11 10 24 0 21
Indian 28/10 12 8 4 25
Korean 14/10 8 6 8 33
Japanese 07/10 15 7 6 39
Singapore 23/09 11 14 0 39
Italian 09/09 24 21 0 39
Belgian 02/09 11 4 12 51
Hungarian 29/07 10 11 0 51
German 22/07 4 9 2 53
British 08/07 14 12 0 53
European 24/06 8 5 10 63
Canadian 10/06 13 12 0 63
Monaco 27/05 10 8 4 67
Spanish 13/05 13 10 1 68
Bahrain 22/04 13 12 0 68
Chinese 15/04 16 15 0 68
Malaysian 25/03 16 9 2 70
Australian 18/03 9 21 0 70

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