Hulkenberg: A world champion in waiting

Hulkenberg: A world champion in waiting

He took a stunning rookie pole in Brazil last year, but it wasn't enough to keep Nico Hulkenberg in a Formula 1 race seat for 2011. The German tells Edd Straw why he intends to be back on the grid as soon as possible and explains why he has settled right in at Force India

November 6, 2010. Nico Hulkenberg turns in the lap of the season in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix. On slicks on a drying track, having already posted one lap that would prove good enough for pole position, he sets a time more than a second faster than Sebastian Vettel.

It was Williams's first pole for over five years and proof, if any were needed, that the stellar reputation the young German brought into F1 was justified.

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