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Hülkenberg: broader 2017 cars provoke wall kisses

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September 16, 2017 – 7:25 pm
According to Hülkenberg, the many concrete contacts in Singapore are due to the broader car. The view from the cockpit would also have to do with the phenomenon

The walls in Singapore have a lot on Saturday

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(cafetheology.org) – Renault driver Nico Hülkenberg is responsible for the numerous wall kicks in the qualifying session at the Singapore Grand Prix, the new technology rules for Formula 1 cars. "For me it was felt on the wider cars," says the German about the cause of the many touches of the route limitation, which also drove the top pilots. Hülkenberg himself remained harmless and, according to his own statement, had no contact at all weekend. Other Ferrari stars Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, who put in the fight for the pole position their cars to the concrete of the street course, after Williams-routinier Felipe Massa had broken a tire – or Red Bull man Daniel Ricciardo, who tested the stability of the suspension in the third session with unsatisfactory results. Just a few examples from many. Hülkenberg points to the width of his company car, which grew in the winter from 1.80 to 2.00 meters – and that he hardly sees the exterior mirrors in the narrow cockpit, much less the walls: "This makes it more difficult to estimate , you can see how far away you are, and you're looking forward. The fact that the drivers have not yet the feeling of the new dimensions is surprising: "Actually, we know it from Monaco." Nevertheless, Hülkenberg does not expect as much scrap as in time training on Sunday in Singapore. The reason for this is the housekeeping with the tires and the physics, which is put to a special stress test in the heat of Singapore: "In the race you do not go like in the qualifying, but you can not do this aggressively – it is quite difficult for 61 laps. "


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