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A profile of Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg

Williams driver Nico Hulkenberg
Hulkenberg had an encouraging season but Williams let him go

Nico Hulkenberg 2010 Season Stats

Last updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:32 UK
Race Date Start Finish Race Pts Total Pts
Bahrain GP 14 Mar 2010 13 14 0 0
Australian GP 28 Mar 2010 15 22 0 0
Malaysian GP 4 Apr 2010 5 10 1 1
Chinese GP 18 Apr 2010 16 15 0 1
Spanish GP 9 May 2010 13 16 0 1
Monaco GP 16 May 2010 11 24 0 1
Turkish GP 30 May 2010 17 17 0 1
Canadian Grand Prix 13 Jun 2010 12 13 0 1
European GP 27 Jun 2010 8 22 0 1
British GP 11 Jul 2010 13 10 1 2
German GP 25 Jul 2010 10 13 0 2
Hungarian GP 1 Aug 2010 10 6 8 10
Belgian GP 29 Aug 2010 9 14 0 10
Italian GP 12 Sep 2010 8 7 6 16
Singapore GP 26 Sep 2010 17 10 1 17
Japanese GP 10 Oct 2010 9 20 0 17
Korean Grand Prix 24 Oct 2010 11 10 1 18
Brazilian GP 7 Nov 2010 1 8 4 22
Abu Dhabi GP 14 Nov 2010 15 16 0 22


"Nico Hulkenberg has got all the hallmarks of being a future star and Williams are crazy to let him go.

"He started a little shakily and I've really enjoyed watching him develop through the year.

"Just like Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, he sailed through the junior formulae looking strong and was smart enough to learn from his experienced Williams team-mate Rubens Barrichello.

"His pole position on a drying track in Brazil was exceptional and marks him out as a star potential. Another team will scoop him up."


Name three attributes that an F1 driver must have?

Talent, passion and determination.

What is the hardest thing about being an F1 driver?

The travelling and the pressure.

F1 is not just about the car because...

... it takes a lot more than a good car to win races.

If I was in charge of F1 I would...

... try to keep it alive.

If I could drive in any era of F1 it would be...

The Eighties

How would you like to be remembered as an F1 driver?

As a success

Senna or Prost?


Spa or Monaco?


If you weren't an F1 driver what would you be?

Team-mate: Rubens Barrichello
Nationality: German
Born: 19/08/1987, Emmerich an Rhein
Grand Prix debut: N/A

There is nothing else I want to do really but I guess I would be working for my father's truck company.

Who is your best friend amongst the drivers?

My best friend is at home

Which F1 driver tells the worst jokes?

I don't know yet

Describe yourself in a few words

I'm patient, funny and disciplined.

Do you excel at any other sports.

No, not really.

Who is the greatest sportsman of all time?

Mohammed Ali.

What cars other than an F1 car do you drive?

Volkwagen Scirocco

What is your favourite song and what does it remind you of?

There isn't one specific favourite song for me.

What's the last book that you read?

I'm not a reader

What's your favourite place to go on holiday?

Langkawi in Malaysia

What would be your perfect day off?

Having slept well and slept long then I'd go for a run, see some friends and go to a restaurant and then the cinema.

Which famous person dead or alive would you like to have dinner with?

Roger Federer because I'm a big tennis fan and I think he is a great personality and a great sportsman.

Tell us something about yourself most F1 fans might not know?

Well. Hmmm. I can't tell you secrets, can I?

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