Why there's more to Hulkenberg's F1 legacy than Brazil glimpses
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Why there's more to Hulkenberg's F1 legacy than Brazil glimpses

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OPINION: Opportunities to be in the right team at the right time passed Nico Hulkenberg by. BEN EDWARDS weighs up a career that should have delivered many more top-level laurels, and should be remembered for much more than his 2009 Brazil pole and 2012 lost win chance

Nico Hulkenberg recently admitted his Formula 1 days are over and that was a sad moment for me. Having commentated on him for 15 years, I remain baffled that an F1 podium escaped his skills.

The first time I observed him up close was at Zandvoort in 2006. The second season of A1GP began with Hulkenberg driving for Team Germany. He had won the 2005 Formula BMW championship in his home country before stepping up to the 550bhp Zytek-powered Lola single-seater without a blink.

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