Nico Hulkenberg underwent laser eye surgery during the off-season

Sauber sign-up Nico Hülkenberg has been given a change of perspective – of sorts – with the German confirming that he underwent laser eye surgery over the off-season.

The former GP2 Series champion is now able to race without the aid of contact lenses. Although he never incurred any problems racing with his lenses last year, the change will undoubtedly improve his comfort levels behind the wheel.

“I had no problems with contact lenses, but it makes things easier,” the former Williams and Force India driver told the Swiss-language Blick newspaper.

Perhaps this could improve his fortunes in this weekend’s season-opener at Australia, which he has failed to finish on the two occasions he’s raced here – in 2010 and 2012 – due to collision damage.

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Richard Bailey

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