Retiring from the Spanish Grand Prix after a fire emerged from the back of his Force India, Nico Hülkenberg has expressed his frustrations at a second consecutive retirement.
Hülkenberg was running in 12th position when he was forced to pull over the side of the track when smoke started to pour from his car. His second retirement means the German has failed to score points in four consecutive races.
“It’s frustrating not to finish another race,” Hülkenberg said.
“I saw some smoke coming from the back of my car and then it developed into a fire so I had to park quickly at the side of the track. It’s a shame because I missed the chance to fight for points and we also missed out on learning more about the car in race conditions.
“Sometimes in racing you have periods when things don’t go your way, but you have to keep the faith and believe that sooner or later your luck will change.
Hulkenberg’s teammate Sergio Perez made the most of the upgrades Force India brought to the race and finished in seventh position behind the Toro Rosso.
“There are also some positives to take away from this weekend because we’ve made progress with the car and I think the performance will continue to improve. So we will keep working hard and come back stronger at the next one.”
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