Hulkenberg: Williams can better Bahrain
|By Jonathan Noble||Friday, March 26th 2010, 01:46 GMT|
Nico Hulkenberg thinks Williams can do much better than it showed in the season opening Bahrain Grand Prix.
With the team having shown some impressive speed in winter testing, the outfit only managed to score a solitary point with Rubens Barrichello's 10th place finish at Sakhir.
Hulkenberg believes that that FW32 can do much better, though - and has set his sights on getting himself firmly into the top 10 this weekend.
"My goal for the first race was to get points but that proved to be very difficult for us," he said. "For here again I would like to get into Q3, into the top 10 and again on Sunday.
"It's always difficult to predict but I think personally, from what the car felt like in Barcelona and from what it felt like in Bahrain, then there is definitely more potential in the car than what we got in Bahrain. From that perspective I think we can do better than that."
Hulkenberg thinks that Williams' form in Bahrain was hit by the team failing to get a good balance with the car.
"It was pretty difficult," he explained. "We struggled a bit to get the car on the point with the set-up all weekend really. It was not easy to drive, obviously with much higher temperatures in Bahrain than in winter testing."