Saturday, 3 January 2015

Formula One more difficult with the new cars

(Sahara Force India Formula One Team)

Sahara Force India Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg has revealed that he feels that the generation of Formula One car are now more difficult to drive.

The sport began a new era in 2014, when it ditched 2.4 litre V8 engines for the more fuel efficient 1.6 litre turbo charged V6 power units along with a host of other new regulations aimed at making the sport more energy aware. Hulkenberg finished the 2014 season in ninth place in the championship on 96 points.

The German has stated that it is tougher than in previous years because drivers can no longer push as hard as they did before.

Hulkenberg as described the Mercedes power unit from 2014 as ‘awesome’. The German finished the season ahead of team mate Sergio Perez despite the fact that he failed to secure a podium finish and his finish being four fifth place finishes in Malaysia, Bahrain, Monaco and Canada while his best grid position in 2014 was a fourth place at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone where he finished the race eighth place.

Hulkenberg felt that he had a number of missed opportunities over the course of the 2014 F1 season. The German will be hoping for a better season this year as he begins his second season alongside Sergio ‘Checco’ Perez at the Sahara Force India Formula One Team.

(Sahara Force India Formula One Team)

© Ben Johnston 2015

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