Nico Hulkenberg believes his qualifying position of eighth for the Brazilian Grand Prix was pretty much the limit for him.
The Sahara Force India F1 Team driver qualified ahead of team-mate Sergio Perez, meaning the team will be starting the Grand Prix in a strong position, with Hulkenberg finishing with a fastest time of 1:12.104 that saw him finish only 0.061 seconds ahead of the Mexican.
With a good car for Sunday’s Grand Prix, Hulkenberg believes the team can score solid points.
“I’m happy with eighth place,” said Hulkenberg. “I think it was pretty much the limit today.
“It was close with Checo just behind me and it means we’re starting the race in a strong position. My laps were pretty clean and tidy, although I didn’t get a great exit out of the final corner at the end of Q3 – it’s been a difficult corner for us all weekend. I think we have a good car for tomorrow, so we need to get the job done and score solid points.”
With the weather uncertain for Sunday, the German believes this could spice things up at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace.
“The long runs we did yesterday looked promising,” added Hulkenberg. “But we have to wait and see what happens with the weather.
“At the moment it looks like conditions will be similar to today – overcast with some light drizzle. If we get some heavier rain, it would certainly spice things up because it can be quite difficult to overtake here in the dry.”