Formula 1 Bahrain GP – Hülkenerg: “Not an easy task”
The clocks at Emmericher have been turning faster again since Thursday morning. “I got the call yesterday morning, then I packed up and went straight away,” he reveals. Photos he posted on social media show him in his underpants in front of his suitcase, saying goodbye to daughter Noemi Sky and at the airport.
The German caused eyebrows to be raised when he revealed how many races he had driven since his commitment at the Nürburgring two years ago: zero! “It will certainly not be easy to find the limit,” he admits. “It won’t be an easy task physically either. I expect to be overwhelmed with information and that my head and body will ache tonight.”
But Hulkenberg wouldn’t be the “Hulk” if he couldn’t clench his teeth accordingly. “I’ll concentrate on finding the pace as quickly as possible and getting a good feeling for the car,” he says.
Sebastian Vettel will watch from home due to his corona infection. However, he gave his German colleague final tips. Hülkenberg: “Seb told me a few little things about the new car. That can’t hurt.”
Nico Hülkenberg, the Formula 1 firefighter, has his fourth mission.