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Hulkenberg rues lost opportunity

Saturday 5th April 2014

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Hulkenberg rues lost opportunity

Hulkenberg rues lost opportunity

Nico Hulkenberg says it was not bad luck that put him out of qualifying in Q2 but rather a bad lap.

The German was expected to comfortably make it into the final qualifying segment for the Bahrain Grand Prix but failed to do so.

Instead of booking a place in Q3, Hulkenberg found himself down in 12th place when the chequered flag fell.

The Force India driver was a surprising 0.4s slower than his team-mate Sergio Perez.

However, Hulkenberg says there was not extenuating circumstances. It was just a bad lap.

"My lap wasn't good enough," he lamented to Autosport.

"I opened it not in the best way, Turn 1 and 2 not so great and Turn 11 where we have seen many cars struggling today, I got a little bit on the kerb and it drags you out.

"The car had potential of Q3 as we saw with Checo. It was not bad luck but just a disappointing lap."

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