Group Admins

  • Profile picture of Keith Collantine

Group Mods

  • Profile picture of damonsmedley
  • Profile picture of Bradley Downton

F1

Public Group active 6 hours, 49 minutes ago

F1 discussion

Why was Hülkenberg so unhappy after the Malaysian GP?

This topic contains 4 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of BasCB BasCB 1 year, 6 months ago.

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #132931

    Thanks to the F1PitRadio Twitter guy, I noticed this piece of team radio with Nico Hülkenberg after the Malaysia Grand Prix. Despite finishing 8th and scoring his and the team’s first points of the year, he had some very stern words for his engineer…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xppm9tzXc8&feature=player_detailpage#t=1179s

    Aside from him pointing out that there’s a lot of room for improvement with the car, Nico clearly refers to some sort of issue with the radio; “I don’t have to explain about the radio, I think. That is unacceptable. Unbelievable.”

    What could’ve happened with the radio that upset Nico so much, do we think?

    #229529
    Profile photo of andae23
    andae23
    Participant

    There is quite a contrast with his press statement:

    “I feel quite well rewarded going home with four points after my first race of the season in a new team and with a new car. I am quite happy with how it went, especially at the start of the race when we were quite quick on the intermediates. But then I was stuck in traffic and couldn’t find my way past other drivers. I think eighth was well deserved, considering I had to fight and push a lot today. I think the potential is there, and now we have to work on a few details.”

    He definitely said “I don’t have to explain about the radio”, but maybe he meant ‘over the radio’. But no idea what he is referring to.

    #229530
    Profile photo of Silverkeg
    Silverkeg
    Participant

    @magnificent-geoffrey He is just angry he left Force India :P

    But in all seriousness, I find this very intriguing. Despite his name, Hulk comes across as a very measured and calm guy*, so it mustn’t have been good whatever it was. I can only postulate that the team either weren’t giving him enough/relevant info or were doing so at inappropriate times, but they don’t really seem like major enough issues.

    *Terribly sorry about that awful opening :P

    #229531
    Profile photo of himmatsj
    himmatsj
    Participant

    Maybe they were interfering with his driving? Talking over the radio too much while he was defending from Kimi?

    #229532
    Profile photo of BasCB
    BasCB
    Participant

    Interesting enough, from what I take out of this article, he was just utterly unimpressed by how the car manages its tyres over the race distance and wants his team to improve fast:

    Blick quotes the 25-year-old as adding: “When I go at the speed of Ferrari, Lotus and McLaren, I quickly ruin the tyres. Now we have a lot of data and impressions and I hope we can draw the right conclusions.”

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.