Hulkenberg wants final Force India ride to be a celebration

Date published: November 22 2016

Ahead of his final race with Force India before moving to Renault, Nico Hulkenberg wants to finish on a high with the Silverstone-based outfit one last time.

The German announced not too long ago that he has accepted an offer from Renault, who are rumoured to be competitive next year.

Desperately wanting to secure Force India’s first ever fourth place finish in their history, the Le Mans winner is eager to leave the team he spent four years at in two different spells with smiles on their faces.

“The final race of the season is always special, but this year even more so,” he explained.

“It will be my final race with the team, so it will be emotional to work with the crew and the other team members for one last time. People move around teams a lot in Formula One, so I know it’s a goodbye and not a farewell.

“I want to enjoy this last race together and make sure it turns into a celebration: I want us to confirm fourth place in the championship, then we will see a lot of big smiles on everyone’s faces and be proud of what we achieved together.”

Hulkenberg also reckons the Yas Marina Circuit is a good track for their car and is confident he and his team-mate Sergio Perez can finish off in ‘style’.

“Looking at the track characteristics, Abu Dhabi should suit us really well,” he added.

“We had a few strong results in the last few years and I am confident we can get a good one this time around too. I would love nothing more than to sign off from the team in style.”