Frustrated Nico Hulkenberg in the driver's camp had to explain to be prevented lightning Comeback in the formula 1. Damage to the engine of his Racing Point of slowing down the Rhine, and before the first round at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone.
"The Power Unit was not anzukriegen," said the 32-Year-old in the TV-channel RTL about the technical Defect. He didn't want to go in the starting line-up, "from the beginning" is not the gone but. "Of course it is bitter."
Before the start of the race was Racing Point bustle. The was removed the car under the floor to hülkenberg's even to find the cause of the problem. In a hurry, the mechanics were not successful, a few minutes before the extinction of the Red lights that came From. The car could not drive out of the Garage, Hulkenberg had to frustrated get out. His emotional roller-coaster ride was the low point.
"I like challenges, and that is for sure. I'll jump in and try to make the Best for the Team“, said the Rhine countries according to the duration of stress before. And Hulkenberg added immediately, as if he would have been not a long time away. He had to get to the end of last year, with Renault not a new Cockpit and had to keep track of the new season as a privateer. Now he had to borrow in the short term, even a helmet and a racing suit.
In the qualification, it was enough for Hülkenberg only to 13th place. In the race for the Rhine countries, the place holds the inglorious record of 177 Grand Prix without a podium wanted to attack, then. "I can't go completely to the Limit because a little bit of force in the neck is missing," he said before the planned Start. "I want to drive the race to end, I want to see the flag."
The desire remained Hulkenberg denied. Next week at the second Grand Prix in Silverstone, it might work then but with a bit of delay with the Comeback but still. "Most likely, he will ride the next race. However, this is not 100 percent safe,“ said Racing-Point-team Manager Otmar Szafnauer the TV channel Sky. A decision will fall on Wednesday or Thursday. Only then is whether a regular driver Sergio Perez gets after a new corona test from the Doctors release to get back into the Cockpit to return. As long as Hulkenberg has to wait.
© dpa-infocom, dpa:200802-99-14507/4dpa Updated Date: 02 August 2020, 19:27