As preparations for the Monaco Grand Prix gets underway, Force India driver Nico Hulkneberg is looking forward to racing on the Circuit de Monaco for a sixth time.
Despite sending strong messages during pre-season that Force India will be a threat in 2016, the German has only managed to record one top ten finish so far.
However, despite underperforming this season, the 28-year-old is optimistic about his chances in Monaco.
“Monaco is one of the best weeks of the year. The track, the location, the schedule – it has all the things that make Formula 1 such a great sport,” he revealed.
“This will be my sixth Monaco Grand Prix, but I will still feel a huge buzz when I walk into the paddock on Wednesday morning and see everything taking shape.
“The challenge of the track is good fun and very demanding. You build your speed with each session and by the time you get to qualifying you need to be right at the limit.
“When you walk the track you can’t believe that we actually race there because it’s so narrow. You need to be incredibly precise because you can’t afford even the smallest mistake.
“Mentally it’s very tough because it’s corner after corner and there’s never a moment when you can relax – even for a second.”