Never a moment to relax, says Hülkenberg
14 May 2012 – Nico Hülkenberg won a non-stop battle to secure the final point in the Spanish Grand Prix and his first top ten finish since Malaysia. Having moved up the order partly because of the misfortunes of others, the German proceeded to fend off the recovering Red Bull of 2010 Barcelona winner Mark Webber.
“A lot of hard work went into today’s race so it’s nice to get the reward of one point,” said Hülkenberg. “It was a very tough race physically and there was never a moment to relax because I had Mark filling my mirrors for the second half of the race.
“It was a great battle with a lot of pressure but, fortunately, I was able to keep him behind, which was not easy with the DRS on the main straight.
“Considering where I started (13th), it’s good to score a point and I don’t think we could have got much more from the race. The team did an excellent job with the pit-stops and the strategy and I’m pleased with what we achieved today.”
British team-mate Paul di Resta was unable to score on this occasion, coming home in 14th place; however the Scot is still the highest placed Force India driver in the standings and the duo are now separated by the reduced margin of 12 points.