Nico Hulkenberg: “I think COTA is one of the best tracks “

Credit: Sahara Force India Formula 1 Team

Nico Hulkenberg is excited to be racing at the United States Grand Prix this weekend when Formula 1 heads to America for the eighteenth round of the 2016 season.

The Sahara Force India driver had a successful Japanese Grand Prix after he finished within the top ten, behind team-mate Sergio Perez in eighth. It means the Silverstone-based team are now ahead of Williams Martini Racing in the battle for fourth in the Constructor Standings.

Hulkenberg believes the Circuit of the Americas is one of the best tracks among the recent addictions to the calendar.

“The weekend in Austin is one of the coolest of the whole year,” said Hulkenberg. “It’s an event that ticks all the boxes: the track is fun, the city is interesting and the people are great.

“There’s a brilliant atmosphere, which you can feel as soon as you land in the city, and I really enjoy going there. I think COTA is one of the best tracks among the recent introductions to the calendar – they did a superb job with the layout.

“When you get really wet weather, it adds to the challenge, because you have to keep focus while waiting around for the sessions to restart. You need to switch off and then be able to switch on again, but that’s part of being a racing driver.”