Hulkenberg targets experience on WEC debut

Date published: May 2 2015 - Editor

Starting second on the grid in his WEC debut at the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, Nico Hulkenberg says "experience" is his main objective for the weekend.

The German teamed up with Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber at the wheel of a third Porsche 919 Hybrid for Friday's qualifying.

And although the Force India F1 driver's best time, a 1:55.130, put him third, Tandy bettered that to give them an average of 1:55.025 which handed them second place on the starting grid.

But despite that, Hulkenberg his main goal this weekend is to learn as much as possible in preparation for next month's Le Mans.

"The main objective for us this weekend in car No. 19 is to gain as much experience as possible, learn as much as we can," he told Fox Sport.

"Obviously we're not doing the full season. Our focus is 100 percent on Le Mans. That's most important.

"I can sense and feel that in a way, all the history that Porsche has, especially at Le Mans. But that's also why when I got the opportunity, I wasn't hesitating to take it.

"The history is valid and it's there but I'm not thinking about it all the time. I'm hired to do a good job and I want to deliver."