Nico Hulkenberg frustrated after first lap exit

Published on 18 Sep 2016 17:16

Nico Hulkenberg's Singapore Grand Prix lasted all but twenty meters after he was  spun into the pit lane wall.

The Force India driver made a good start but ahead Max Verstappen didn't get away at all well. As Carlos Sainz swerved to avoiding the slow Red Bull, he tagged Hulkenberg which launched him into the pit wall, ending his race.

“We did get off the grid but just not very far,” he said. I had a really good start, probably a worst start would have been better in this case."

“I went for the gap but got sandwiched by the Toro Rossos. Had contact as Carlos hit me on my rear left with his front which turned me into the wall. Pretty frustrating as today could have been a good Sunday.”

The stewards were quick to decide that it was a racing incident and the German agrees.

“Pretty much,” he agreed. “I don’t think it is intent that early when the cars are taking off, accelerating."

“No intention, just racing but it is frustrating.”

18 September 2016 - Grand Prix of Singapore - Race
  Driver Team Difference #
1. DE Nico Rosberg Mercedes 2h 61
2. AU Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing + 0.488 61
3. GB Lewis Hamilton Mercedes + 8.038 61
4. FI Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari + 10.219 61
5. DE Sebastian Vettel Ferrari + 27.694 61
6. NL Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing + 71.197 61
7. ES Fernando Alonso McLaren + 89.198 61
8. MX Sergio Perez Force India + 111.062 61
9. RU Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso + 111.557 61
10. DK Kevin Magnussen Renault + 119.952 61
11. MX Esteban Gutierrez Haas F1 60
12. BR Felipe Massa Williams 60
13. BR Felipe Nasr Sauber 60
14. ES Carlos Sainz jr Toro Rosso 60
15. GB Jolyon Palmer Renault 60
16. DE Pascal Wehrlein Manor F1 60
17. SE Marcus Ericsson Sauber 60
18. FR Esteban Ocon Manor F1 59
Did not finish
19. GB Jenson Button McLaren 43
20. FI Valtteri Bottas Williams 35
21. DE Nico Hülkenberg Force India 0
Did not start
22. FR Romain Grosjean Haas F1 0
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Name DE Nico Hülkenberg
Active As Renault Driver in Formula 1
Date of birth Aug 19 1987 (31)
Weight 70 kg
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Track Yas Marina Circuit
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