Budapest, 18 Aug 2014: Nico Hülkenberg, the Sahara Force India Driver, looks forward to the challenge of Spa-Francorchamps at the Belgian Grand Prix as the F1 bandwagon moves to the second half of the F1 season after the summer break.
Here are some excerpts from an interview:
Nico, are you feeling refreshed after your holidays?
“The summer break was a good opportunity to stay at home in Switzerland and relax. I’m feeling refreshed and ready to get back in the car because three weeks is a long time away from racing.”
How are you approaching the second part of the season?
“I’m feeling upbeat. There’s a lot at stake, but the team is up for the fight. We made the most of our opportunities in the first part of the season and we need to do the same in the final eight races. I expect a close battle in the championship until the end of the season so we need to be consistently picking up good points.”
The Belgian Grand Prix is the next race – how much do you enjoy driving at Spa-Francorchamps?
“It’s an amazing track and one of my favourites – as it probably is for everybody on the grid. There are so many iconic corners, such as Eau Rouge and Pouhon, which feel very special in a Formula One car. For the high and medium speed corners you obviously need downforce, but it’s a trade-off with top speed on the long straights so you need good efficiency.”