Hulkenberg: "Still in F1 after 135 races without performing"

Published on 09 Feb 2018 13:27

Nico Hulkenberg has joined the chorus of those who do not agree that banning grid girls is a step forwards for F1. In fact, the works Renault driver said it is a "further step backwards for the show". "Some hot girls in front of the cars is only good for that whole side of it," Hulkenberg told No Sports magazine.

And he said the introduction of Halo is another example of a bad move by F1. "It's a big hit," Hulkenberg said. "Not only because it looks stupid, but the likelihood is minimal that an accident will happen in which Halo is actually helpful. Motor sport thrives on speed, and all the drivers are aware of that."

Hulkenberg also defended his place in the record books as the longest-serving driver never to stand on a podium. "It's an achievement," he joked. "135 races without performing and still in formula one! I've always been a believer that when you work hard and stick at it, good things will happen. So I'm not under pressure and sure that my best years are still ahead of me." (GMM)

Replies (8)
Posts: 421
Becomming less and less of a fan of this guy. Starting to like Kevins comment more and more, even though at the time I found it unnecessary.
DK RenaultFM1 09 Feb 2018 23:490
Posts: 100
@kean - W\what option did K-Mag have when he had that arrogant c...t - in the middle of an interview deliberately tried make a fool out of K-Mag. Hulkeberg went for fame but got shamed..Did you see his face when he went away? K-Mag just ended it right there:)
Posts: 267
Yeah Nico! Maybe we should put your hot mama in thongs in front of your car and throw in your wet-shirt-sister for good measure. It would surely make for a great show.
SE calle.itw 09 Feb 2018 18:520
Posts: 5882
I'd pay decent cash for such a thing... Well, as decent as healthcare staff can pay. XD
US mcbhargav 09 Feb 2018 16:09+1
Posts: 790
Perez got podiums with same car....
US ajpennypacker 09 Feb 2018 18:13+2
Posts: 1507
It's still crazy to me that he has never been on the podium. I'd say that people judge him to harshly for failing to make it to the podium (although he did blow a couple of good chances in 2017, like in Baku)

Here's a good comparison of Perez and Hulkenberg the provides some perspective:

Oh, but the grid girls comment.. GFO. Loved what @XOYA suggested below.
Posts: 421
I hope he eats Sainz's dust this year.
DK RenaultFM1 09 Feb 2018 23:420
Posts: 100
Most Arrogant person in Formula1. Surely you will get a podium now but Perez got 4-5 when you was racing against him. Fact is you make stupid mistakes all the time.

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