Nico Hülkenberg is surprised at how competitive Force India is after getting off to a great start in the early quarter of the season and hopes the team keep its momentum going.

The talented German who rejoined the team after a year stint with Sauber has finished in the top six in each of the first four races of the 2014 season. He said that no one expected Force India would have such a strong start.

“I didn’t expect it and I don’t think you could have expected it as well. Winter testing was good, but not that good. To come with that many points is a great achievement,” he said following his fourth successive top-six finish in the team’s VJM07 racer.

Hülkenberg has urged the team to continue to do it’s very best to keep up with the development race in order to keep up with the others and avoid slipping as the season wears on even with a tight budget.

“I don’t see any obvious reason why we shouldn’t be able to carry on this good momentum, but like every year in Formula 1, it’s pretty much a development race. You’ve got to keep bringing performance,” he added.

“Maybe at the later point in the season the bigger teams with the big budgets will have more of an advantage but I see ourselves in a very good position.”

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Michael Terminello

Journalist at MotorsportM8