Hulkenberg in need of 'more speed'

2013-05-11 16:08:00

 RSS

Share:

Hulkenberg in need of 'more speed'

Nico Hulkenberg insists there was nothing wrong with his efforts in qualifying in Spain other than that his C32 was "simply too slow"...

Nico Hulkenberg insists there was nothing wrong with his efforts in qualifying in Spain other than that his C32 was "simply too slow."


Hulkenberg has had a tough time since joining Sauber at the start of the season and has managed just five points in four races.

Added to that, the German has managed just one top-ten start and was unable to secure a second in Spain.

Instead Hulkenberg put his Sauber 15th on the grid, one position ahead of his rookie team-mate Esteban Gutierrez, who was later hit with a three-place penalty for impeding.

"It is disappointing, as we are simply too slow," said the 25-year-old.

"The updates this weekend were a step in the right direction, and the set up of the car during qualifying was good, but not good enough as the other teams might have improved even more.

"I am very satisfied with my lap in Q2. It was the perfect lap.

"We used two sets of mediums in order to try to get a better grid position, but in the end it wasn't enough, because we were missing pace.

"Other than that, I think we can be satisfied with what we have done, but we simply need to find more speed."

Related Links
Rosberg Beats Hamilton In Mercedes 1-2
Pics: Qualifying Day At Barcelona

Felipe Nasr and Valtteri Bottas head out to begin the fourth and final day

Editor's Picks

Lateral Impact Thinking

Lateral Impact Thinking

Fernando Alonso's testing accident at Barcelona will help safety in future Formula 1 testing, writes Andrew Davies...

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)...

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

PlanetF1 has teamed up with Memento Exclusives to offer you the best F1 Christmas shopping - and there's an extra something...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Introducing Fantasy Racing

Introducing Fantasy Racing

PlanetF1 has launched its own Fantasy Racing game, it's free to enter and you can win some cool prizes...