Nico Hulkenberg
Country Germany
Date of Birth 1987-08-19
Age 30 years
Birth Place Emmerich am Rhein, Germany
Major Teams Force India
Playing Details Racing Car Driver

Biography

It proved an inspired choice: while Sauber floundered, Hulkenberg scored points in all of the first ten races - a record only matched by Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso - as he helped Force India carry the fight to McLaren. So impressive was that start that he sat third in the drivers’ championship early on, behind title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. He broke into the top five on four occasions, with Monaco a particular highlight given his sensational pass on Kevin Magnussen at Portier. With a top-line driver still not opening up, he opted to stay on at Force India for 2015, combining a third season at the team with a planned drive for Porsche in the Le Mans 24 Hours race.