Hülkenberg 'surprised' to be third
16 April 2014 – Force India's Nico Hülkenberg has admitted he is a bit stunned by just how strongly he has started the 2014 Formula 1 season.
Hülkenberg has scored in all three races so far and going to China this weekend he sits third in the Drivers' Championship with 28 points on the board, two more than Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in fourth and five more than Jenson Button in fifth.
"If you had told me during winter testing that I would be in this position I would have taken it straight away," said the German. "It's definitely a nice surprise and as a team we have made the most of the opportunities with three consistent weekends. We've shown we have a good package and we have the hunger to keep fighting at the front."
Looking to Shanghai, Hülkenberg added he is confident he can get another top-ten and add to his tally: "It's hard to say for sure," he continued, "but we've performed well at all the tracks so far and they all had very different characteristics. So we can feel positive that the car will perform quite well in China.
"We are going there after the test in Bahrain and hopefully we can bring some more performance too. So I think we can aim for another competitive weekend and come away with some more points," he summed-up.