Nico Hulkenberg Q&A: Emilia Romagna Grand PrixMay 17, 2023
Nico looks ahead to this weekend's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, which will be his first visit to Imola.
The Miami Grand Prix once again showed the competitiveness of the VF-23 and provided positive indications on the floor upgrade. How would you evaluate your Miami Grand Prix?
“The floor upgrade already felt good in Miami, now we need to optimize that on a track with more grip and additionally we have something new for Imola that makes me look forward to the weekend with confidence.”
Formula 1 heads to Italy for the start of the European season, and a circuit you haven’t raced at before. What are your initial thoughts on the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari and is it nice to return to Europe for the start of this triple-header?
“After the many long trips, I am now looking forward to some shorter distances and the first triple-header of the season! Imola is obviously a historic and prestigious place in the F1 calendar, which is why I'm really excited to compete here for the first time. The track has already been a lot of fun in the simulator – let's see what the weather has in store for us over the next few days.”
The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is MoneyGram Haas F1 Team’s 150th race, and your sixth race with the team. What’s special about this team to you and what does it mean to represent Haas in this new era of development and growth?
“Compared to others on the grid, Haas is a younger and smaller team. We approach things differently and after the first few races I can definitely say that everyone in the team works with a big attitude, never losing the family feel. You can see that people enjoy their work this season so far and we’ll be fighting hard for a good result in our 150th grand prix in Formula 1.”