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Hülkenberg “Gave It A Go” In Italy But Ended Up Pointless

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Nico Hulkeneberg - Italian Grand Prix - F1
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Nico Hülkenberg believes he “gave it a go” to get some points at the Italian Grand Prix but ultimately came up short as he finished fourteenth.

The Renault Sport Formula One Team driver started at the back of the grid as a result of causing the crash at the first corner in Belgium and the taking of new parts of the power unit and Hülkenberg conceded it was always going to be tough.

“It’s always difficult when you start at the back of the grid, but I’m pleased with today.

“We gave it a real go to get into the points by going long on the Soft tyre after an early stop, but we fell short and had to bail out of it in the end.”

The tyre wear on the soft tyre caught a number of drivers out but the German was pleased to have had a race without incident at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza this weekend.

“The tyre wear was too high after doing 40 laps, so that didn’t quite pay off in the end.

“I’m happy to have had a clean race and see the chequered flag.

“It’s difficult to make progress here, but we can draw the positives from the weekend and head into Singapore feeling a little more encouraged.”

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