While 2014 was a career year for Nico Hulkenberg with Force India, it still didn’t reach all the heights he sought to achieve.
In 2015, the ideal goals are to build off the success, score his first podium and crack the 100-point threshold.
He spoke about the outlook with NBC’s Will Buxton at Force India’s livery launch in Mexico City.
“My hopes are clearly to do better than last year,” Hulkenberg told Buxton. “It was a decent year with a flat period in the middle. My side of the garage had some technical issues, but otherwise it was a successful year. We did some good developments, have some good personnel. It’s our job to make the most of it.”
Hulkenberg reflected on his return to Force India. He tested for the team in 2011 and raced for them in 2012, with a one-year sojourn to Sauber before coming back last year.
“In the beginning, I’m long beyond the point of getting comfortable,” he said. “I’m looking forward to jump in the new thing and play with the new toy.
“We know what it was like last year, rules are pretty consistent so don’t expect any mix-ups. Mercedes should have the edge on everybody.
“The goals are just to just deliver a solid and consistent season,” he said. “Last season was the best I’ve done. We need 100 points and a podium.”
Video of Buxton’s interview with Hulkenberg is below.