Nico Hulkenberg Q&A: Miami Grand PrixMay 4, 2023
Nico Hulkenberg looks ahead to his first Miami Grand Prix, coming up at the weekend.
Your first Miami Grand Prix – one of the most talked about races on the calendar. You were here on reserve driver duties last year, what do you make of the track and the event as a whole?
“I will only explore the track on Friday in a Formula 1 car, but I did do hot laps around here in a road car and it seemed fun. I’m looking forward to explore it and learn the track as it’s quite technical and challenging for sure. The event was mega hyped, successful and I’ve never seen such a big paddock and grid like Miami during my time in Formula 1 so that looked pretty entertaining.”
It will also be your first home event of the season for MoneyGram Haas F1 Team. Do you have expectations of how busy or elevated these races are going to get?
“Of course it’s going to be a busy weekend and busy race for us. We have a lot of partners and guests that will be supporting us but on track, it’s business as usual and the approach is always the same – I will give it 100 per cent.”
You made your debut in Formula 1 in 2010 – looking back at race events then to how they are now – in your opinion how has this sport grown and is it something you’re proud to be a part of?
“A standard race weekend is still very similar to 2010. Obviously Sprint weekends are very different but overall the sport has evolved and grown over the years, and I think mainly in a positive way.”