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Nico Hülkenberg: “Calm and Solid Race” to Sixth in Mexico

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Nico Hulkenberg - 2018 Mexican GP
Credit: Renault Sport F1 Team

Nico Hülkenberg says his 2018 Mexican Grand Prix was a “calm and solid race” as the German scored his second sixth place finish in a row.

Hülkenberg and the Renault Sport Formula One Team had shown impressive pace throughout the weekend with both cars qualifying within the top eight.

Their performance backed up a strong result in the previous race in Austin and sees Hülkenberg strengthen his hold on seventh place in the drivers’ championship.

“We’ve had two very good weekends in a row with a lot of points,” said Hülkenberg. “From my side, it was a very calm and solid race, albeit a little lonely to get ourselves through on a one-stop strategy.

“We had to manage the car and the tyres through the race and the whole team did a good job all weekend.”

Renault now sit thirty points clear of the Haas F1 Team in fourth in the constructors’ championship despite losing Carlos Sainz Jr. from the running in Mexico.

“It was a shame to lose Carlos, otherwise we could have had sixth and seventh again and another strong haul of points for the team. Nevertheless, we’ve extended our lead in both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championship, so that’s very positive.”

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