Hulkenberg had an encouraging season but Williams let him go
Nico Hulkenberg 2010 Season StatsLast updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:32 UK
BBC COMMENTATOR MARTIN BRUNDLE'S 2010 REVIEW
"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."
HULKENBERG TAKES OUR DRIVERS' TEST
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...
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?
HULKENBERG STATS & FACTS
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?
What cars other than an F1 car do you drive?
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?