Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

'Force India chasing Williams'

Thursday 23rd August 2012

Share:

'Force India chasing Williams'

'Force India chasing Williams'

Nico Hulkenberg says Force India's goal in the final stint of this season is to overhaul Williams in the Constructors' Championship.

After a solid but not spectacular opening half of the campaign, Force India are eighth in the teams' race with 46 points, seven adrift of Williams.

Last season, though, Force India finished sixth, a position currently occupied by Sauber, who have 80 points to their tally.

And although Hulkenberg has ruled out catching them, he says overhauling Williams is a more realistic target given the deficit.

"We already showed last year that our development speed is very competitive and I do not see a reason why we shouldn't be able to repeat that again," the German told the official F1 website.

"We're only seven points shy of Williams and I think we can catch them. I don't know whether it's possible to catch Sauber.

"It will be difficult, but the whole team will try their very best, that's for sure."

As for his own season, which has seen the former Williams driver net 19 points, the 25-year-old said: At the beginning of the season I said that my personal goal for 2012 was to establish myself in F1. That's still the target.

"I think I haven't done too badly so far and during the last five or six races it has been getting better and better, so I am optimistic I can achieve my goal."

Vettel's Maiden Ferrari Run

Editor's Picks

Looking Forward To 2015

Looking Forward To 2015

There's only 87 days to the next grand prix in Melbourne, and already PF1 is looking forward to the season ahead...

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren have finally announced they are retaining Jenson Button for 2015. Here are ten reasons why they made the right choice...

PF1 Prediction Results

PF1 Prediction Results

The results are in and Frank Hopkinson turns into an oracle with his scary prediction about safety in F1...

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Andrew Davies looks at the outstanding race performances this season, not always by drivers who made it onto the podium...

Ten Stupid Moments

Ten Stupid Moments

We've had our fair share of stupid moments in F1 this year and Andrew Davies has rounded up some of the best (or worst)...