Nico Hulkenberg is confident that Force India can contiunue their points scoring run that has seen the team take points from the last four races.
Both Hulkenberg and team mate Sergio Perez have scored in the last two Grands Prix, and the German believes that despite it being a step into the unknown, the Silverstone-based team can continue their fine run of form.
"Obviously it’s a new venue: no data, no knowledge, no previous laps here, so everybody starts from scratch pretty much, which could be interesting," he said. "I think we’ve made a massive step since Barcelona with the car. The upgrade there really made a big change to our game. Since then we’ve really been a points scoring contender on every track, so I feel confident that we can keep it up."
Speaking of the team's preparations, Hulkenberg, a Le Mans winner with Porsche last year, said that the team's first laps on the new Baku City Circuit will be crucial.
"I think it’s different from team to team. Some teams have a simulator, they have the track already, we don’t, so for us it’s really going to be starting from scratch," he said. "Those opening laps are going to be very crucial and important – discovering the track, finding the limit, getting the lines etc."
"Correlation of simulator, sometimes it’s really good, sometimes not so good. I guess at the end we all have to come here, do the real thing, learn and work from there."