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Hulkenberg confident of ending Australian GP woes

Force India's Hulkenberg confident of strong finish at F1 Australian GP despite history

Hulkenberg confident of ending Australian GP woes

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg has a modest ambition for this weekend's Formula One season opener in Australia: finishing a lap.

Hulkenberg has failed to finish a single lap of the race in three previous visits to the Albert Park circuit -- twice crashing out and once retiring with a technical problem.

If he does manage to make it around the circuit on Sunday, Hulkenberg can look forward to a strong finish as Force India had a largely trouble-free preseason while many of its rivals have experienced major issues with the new turbo hybrid engines.

Hulkenberg, who has returned to Force India after a frustrating season at Sauber in 2013, said his sequence of goals are "to complete a race lap, then to finish, and hopefully get some points."


Updated : 2021-06-24 02:46 GMT+08:00