Hulkenberg aims for 2012 race seat

Nico Hulkenberg has said that he is hoping to return to an F1 race seat in 2012 having landed a role as third driver for Force India this year.

“Well, of course I’d rather be a race driver,” Hulkenberg commented. “But the most important thing is that I stay within the F1 circus.

“Every driver wants to compete in races that is what we are all driving for. But my motivation is to convince the team of my skills in order to be back in a race cockpit in 2012.

“I feel excited about my new home in F1. I am looking forward to working here and, of course, I am especially looking forward to driving the car for the first time.

“The team have made a huge leap forward within the last years and I want to be a part of the next step.

“Last year was very important for me. I could gain lots of experience and had a good team-mate -I learned a lot from him on how to help developing a car in the right direction. I’m bringing a high level of motivation and will give my very best to be helpful for the team.”