How Good Was Hulkenberg at Nurburgring?


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    Some might say Nico Hulkenburg got kicked out of F1 too early, without really fulfilling his potential. However, this year he’s been given a couple of opportunities to impress - in extremely challenging circumstances, and potentially get another chance at his F1 dream.
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    Imagine you’re Nico Hulkenburg, you’re fast, you’re intelligent and everyone in the paddock is talking about your massive potential. But, you never seem to be in the right car at the right time and slowly your opportunities, but not your hunger, drip away.
    You’re out of F1, at least a full time roll, but then a global pandemic comes and you have a very limited window - without any testing - in which to make a good impression.
    There’s no doubt, the Hulk’s skills and talents were to be tested to their limits.
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    Pubblicato il 4 mesi fa


    1. Driver61

      Does Hulkenberg deserve a 2021 Seat? Who should give him a drive? Let me know what you think!

      1. Prisoner Monkeys

        Hulkenberg is overrated. The German wouldn't get a podium even in a Mercedes.

      2. Jarrett Isaacson

        Imagine if Mercedes signed him

      3. Eric R

        after lewis achived all important milestones in terms of stats he is up for a little bit more action on the track again i belive . and the only way to get that is to replace bottas. nico would be perfect. he's fast, lewis knows him since karting, they are friends. and as a german team with their f1 hq in gb this pairing would also be nice.

      4. Soviet Doggo

        Perez and Hülkenberg would be a good lineup for haas next season

      5. Vygintas


    2. Michael David

      He is a Le Mans winner too

    3. John Z

      I've been rooting for Hulk ever since that punk kid asked him why he's never won a race.

    4. Lorenzo Leonardi

      Not an expert, but given these races are often won on strategic knowledge and pinpoint engineering, and that he got dropped into another dude's car with nowhere near enough practice and still got eighth place while starting 20th, seems like he did pretty great, no?

    5. Mike Smit

      Yes he should have. But unfortunately it is decided differently.

    6. Jaime Almeida

      From last to P8, bring the guy back!

    7. Shadow Lord

      The guy who finished P9 did a much better job. Keep praising the guy who has 0 podiums kkkkkkkkkkkk You can say what you want, but finishing P9 in a Haas is much harder, mediaberg kkkkkkkkk CHUPA KRL 10 PÓDIOS CONTRA 0

    8. M TELYA

      I think Niko has been in F1 long enough and should call it quits. He is a consistent driver, but lacks pace and chokes under pressure quite often. He got plenty of opportunities to prove himself, and whilst his team mates have gotten podiums and made the most of the opportunities when they have fallen into their laps, he seems to have found his comfort zone in the midfield. Right now, more than consistent points scorers, teams want someone like Perez or Gasly in their car, who can make the most out of unpredictable race situation and get the odd podiums and wins whenever possible. That is what boosts team morale. Unfortunately, I don't think Hulkenburg has what it takes to do that. He cannot out-drive his car anymore. I think he should look at other racing categories, F1 is not his cup of tea anymore.

    9. Klaus Vokiee

      Nico Hülkenberg is a very good Driver but he just has not got the Car under him to show his true Potential ! Same goes for Hamilton , put him in a Renault and Hülkenberg in the Mercedes and see !

    10. Fabio Balenzano

      He is a better driver and significantly more experienced than several full time drivers currently in F1

    11. Gary Scott

      A champ that never got the chance.

    12. Soham Mhatre

      He has an aggressive driving style much similar to Max if I'm not mistaken so RB having these two in their cars would do them pretty good.

    13. Christopher Robin Garrish

      0:39 He won Le Mans. So what are you talking about?>

    14. IronGlade

      Well... Haas now has two free seats

    15. Aadit

      if Renault didn't fire him, they had 2 potential world champion drivers in a car which now has the ability to fight for podiums from time to time... what a shame

      1. Aswin BUC

        Ocon is wdc material.He will get booted next year for gasly

    16. screeny30

      if he does not get a seat in 2021 I will lose my faith and trust into F1

    17. Leonardo Matheus

      I want this man at least scoring a podium, i hope redbull contract him

    18. Mike Wilson fishin malarkey

      Really like Scott's content. Keep it up

    19. Kris Moore

      Hulk has full testing, and normal prep as a team driver in that car for 2020 = he would likely have multiple top 5s, and probably a podium.

    20. Manuel

      Nico in my point of view is in the top 10 drivers. He barely makes any mistakes, which leads to consistent points for him and the team. He has a good understanding of the car and the know-how to talk to the engineers. Which leads to great improvement in development seen at Renault and Racing Point. The only thing he can not offer is a huge bank account, and he is only average with the media. But money comes from winning and PR from the podiums so not to shabey.

    21. sjonhigh

      Hulkenberg had one big luck, the rest off the pack didnt have FP1 en FP2. The rest wasnt as prepared as usual. Not to downplay his performance, he did great and deserved DOTD.

    22. razpones

      your videos would be better if you switch the view to have the video of the race bigger and your face smaller (if at all).

    23. Frank John

      The hulk at Mercedes with LH44.

    24. Wicket the Ewok

      Just imagine if he got a podium

    25. Yoss2204

      Taking all things in consideration, Hulkenberg had a very impressive run at Nurburgring. All in all he is an excellent driver and I would love to see him in F1 next year!

    26. Harley

      Absolutely deserves a drive. We know why Stroll is in F1 and we know why Hulk is not. This is a classic example whereby money replaces talent.

    27. colin Brown

      Hulk in Albon out.👍👍✌

    28. EL PUERCO

      It’s a travesty that Stroll has a seat but not Hulk. Clearly better instincts in a car.

    29. Veggeh

      I feel like the onus is really on Red Bull at this point to stop treating their juniors like they're on a conveyor belt. This is why they've now effectively run out of juniors with F1-valid super licenses. Alex should be the last time they ever do it. For Alex's benefit though it might be better for them to off Kvyat and put Albon back in the AlphaTauri seat (unless Gasly moves on to another team, in which case just put Alex in that seat instead) so he has a place where he can rebuild his confidence and bring Hulk in as Max's second. If that second seat is there just to score consistent points while Red Bull fap over their next big thing and put all their efforts into one driver like they've been doing since the Webber-Vettel days all they are going to do to their juniors they keep moving to the second seat is destroying their confidence as they fail to meet the standards because they've been moved up too soon. Daniil, Pierre and Alex have all been victim of this. Hulk though is in the later half of his career and is a proven consistent points scorer who has more talent in him than the cars he's driven suggest, can handle the pressure the role demands and probably not be under so much pressure because of his reputation. A perfect fit, really.

    30. fiole666

      I think it was an amazing performance from Nico, who definitly deserve a top car, so I hope he gets the RB seat next year.

    31. Mac Sixtyfive

      Daniel Ricciardo..essentially finished Nico Hulkenburg's F1 career.

    32. Fusune

      maybe too ambitious and ridiculous but replace Albon with Hulkenberg

    33. Your Friendly Neighbourhood

      Man agree with everything you said. Also one more thing that I would like to add is maybe he upped his game a bit more after losing to ricciardo last year. What's your opinion on it?

    34. Tim Jennings

      he and perez deserve to have a drive to be honest the only people who are arguably able to be subbed out. giovonazzi, kvyat, grosjean

    35. Le-WiiSs

      champion? A bit far fetched don't you think

    36. Praveen Konda

      Give him a place at alphatauri

    37. Shivam Sati

      Drive to survive S3 gonna be craaaxzzyyy yooo

    38. Juan Carlos Berrocal

      The Hulk is back, he deserves it

    39. Krypto Koning

      Hulkenberg to Red Bull in 2021 instead of Albon?

    40. ArmAMajor

      I will be higly surprised if he does not drive for RBR next year.

    41. Ryan Fox

      Good riddance. If he was gonna do something, he'd have done it by now. Verstappen, Ricciardo and Norris have all put in much more impressive drives this year.

    42. Ben

      Hülkenberg is a German driver and knows the tracks. He recently tested GT3 cars there.

    43. RWoody1995

      And alongside the small amount of practice there's the small amount of pre-practice mental preparation, other drivers even drive the track on a simulator for some time to have the layout fresh in their memory before they even drive P1.

    44. Hades Q6

      Although I think Albon deserves a seat in f1 he’s not ready for a top team. He needs a season or two at Renault or alpha tauri to ensure that he can properly compete against the big 3 ( Hamilton, Bottas and Verstappen)

    45. temfish

      Alot of assumptions. One point of correction, the team set up the car to what they assumed the Hulk would like based on previous outings. So it was not another drivers setup.

    46. Jay Ouellette

      the hulk is 100 times a better driver than stroll,but won't get that seat!

    47. Telsion

      Red Bull 2021: Verstappen & The Hulk

    48. William Watkins

      I don’t understand the design of these cars... let’s put the driver in the center of the car and build this little halo to get them from getting hit in the head by debri, also let’s just put this support right in front of the drivers view.

    49. mayvb49

      You know what, Hulkenberg's race is how Winkelhock's race would have gone if he hadn't had problems with the car

    50. TWeK Racing

      You should analyze Kevin’s starts he gains an average of 5 positions on lap 1 :o or something like that

    51. Pukito Kiho

      Give him any car any day

    52. Pukito Kiho

      How good is Hulkenburg? Ans: 2 race 2 p8. Better than Vettel

    53. Geoff Dodge

      If F1 worked the way most would want it to (pure talent, no finances on the drivers behalf) hulk should probably be sitting in the pink car alongside Perez every reality hopefully he lands somewhere on the grid because he is a very talented individual who I think can still win in the right situation.

    54. Bootes Void

      This was massively overrated.

    55. H N Nagarathna

      Do u think stroll should be replaced by hulk

    56. Devesh Yadav

      Can you coach me on how to be better at rocket league?

    57. Tug Wilson

      I always rated Nicole highly ..

    58. Jayden Knight

      He should have never been without a seat. He did an amazing job for having like 3 laps of practice during qualifying. Awesome drive and awesome driver. I feel like Renault are kicking themselves for replacing him with icon.

    59. Pugsmer

      drop Kvyat bring Nico, this may work but probably not

    60. HiFi Tommy

      Really? Come on!!! He was driving the next best car and qualified 20th. Of course he would gain a lot of positions during the race. Any driver on the grid could do that, even after a months break. He's a solid driver, but not fast enough. And he wants too high a salary. I guess that's why he didn't get a seat for 2020. He would be a good and solid reserve driver for a team though.

    61. TheFikri136

      It bothers me alot that he didn't get to start British GP.

    62. Toine Bles

      They should rename it to Hulkenburgring

    63. Wunk Skorks

      If Ocon wasn’t French and didn’t have the iron fist of Toto behind him, Hulk would still be at Renault- and they’d likely be a strong third in the constructors’. But that’s F1. I’d like to see him at least get a seat at haas or even alpha tauri. Getting a Red Bull seat definitely wouldn’t showcase his skills. He’s good with a pointy car but Max is in a different league.

    64. Jonathan Nelson

      He deserves a 2021 seat and he deserves at least a podium!

    65. StrikingSixth

      If he raced the first Silverstone race, he would probably be a lot closer to Ocon points wise through three races. A testament to the Tracing Point, and that Hulk is a good driver.

    66. Mr Bungle

      Honestly a Top 5 drivers if u look them outside the chemistry and car I mean he adapts this well in a team that he drove more than 5 years ago He deserves a seat,and when i hear ignorant people saying that he doesent have a podium, honestly get some help This result can only be appreciated by someone that knows how this sport functions and has raced in any motosport I couldn't believe what he did in Nurburing For the podium thing Yes 2012 he kinda messed it up there in a midfield car but he had the pace However everything after that he didnt need to get on the podium he was never in a top 3 car after 2014,we know Kimi struggled to win in a Ferrari in this era And some people get angry at hulk not getting a Podium in a car 1.5 second slower, the renault and force india

    67. Keisuke Takahasi

      how can hulk not have a seat but grosjean and magnussen have?

    68. Alberto Rivera

      At what point did this fanaticism begin, this overvaluation for Hulkenberg? I mean, very good driver, no one doubts it, but two races (because one, the first in which he replaced Pérez, did not even start) and look, how you almost put it like he won the Championship. Of course what he did has merit, but apparently no one takes into account that Racing Point is the third best car, that he already knew the car, that he knows the circuit.

    69. Peter Soilander

      Yes, back

    70. youuuuuuuuuuutube

      I think he's the third best driver behind Hamilton and Verstappen.

    71. Tim Fischer

      He knew the Nürburgring very good due to other race series and tests!

    72. Sanmitra Pol

      You look like Leon... You know the Professional

    73. Iceman

      As a first time viewer im really happy to have found your channel. Ive never watched such a detailed analysis about a driver's race. I hope you will keep up the good work mate. Greetings from Greece.

    74. Tom Bailey

      Always talk of Hulk to Redbull but id love to see him replace Bottas at Mercedes

    75. Ian Kimble

      Nico + Vettel in aston martin would be 🔥

    76. SwayJJ

      Well this video is both a celebration for hulk but an absolute indictment of Albon. Hulk was able to adapt to the cars setup in a weekend, well people are still saying that Albon isn’t performing in the RB because it’s setup for Verstappen. This video is the clearest explanation of how good pro drivers are able to adapt to different set ups

    77. John Wick

      man learn to spell the "s" ffs

    78. Andrey Tereshchenko

      Why do you look related to Mark Webber?

    79. Patti Dale

      Yes Niko got kicked out of f1 too soon. Hopefully in 2021 he can get picked up by a good team and gets a great ride so he can maximize his potential.

    80. Pablo Rubén Grimón Quevedo

      Love your technical videos mate! Really appreciate your sharing of such content. Thanks to channels like these I still have faith in IThomes

    81. Kristaps 33

      He definetly deserves to be an f1 driver. Hes got the skills he has the tallent, but he's just underrated thts it. I think if he gets to f1 back again he could be realy high.

    82. Adarsh Srivastava

      Nico at red bull will be good

    83. Alfiano Damanik

      Anyone going from p20 to p8 should be given credit

    84. Anthony Kernich

      stick him in the Merc vs Hamilton - I'd love to see that

      1. Markus Schebesch

        That would be awesome

    85. Scott Berry

      Do you think Hulkenberg would be able to keep up with Max if he were his team mate? Obviously it's not just a question of who the better driver is (and I think Max is one of if not the best on the grid) but if Hulkenberg could adapt to a car that is fairly clearly built to Max's unique driving style?

    86. Snow Rabbit

      Lewis is always in the right car! The only reason he got so many titles.

    87. Salman Soorti

      Hulk should be signed with a big team..he has lots of experience and consistency to win championships

    88. Karlis Vitols

      RB wont put him beside Max, cos that way RB will show to entire world how new driver program sucks and that means huge waste of money.. in modern F1 politics is in first place, talent in second.

    89. Mr. O

      He belongs at red bull

    90. Skylar Linden

      I think everyone wants him back in f1 tbh. I feel like both times he comes to save the day everybody is cheering for him.

    91. Telecasterland

      Current Drivers Vs Hulk, He is better than Kyvat, Albon, Grosean, Mangy, Ocon, and Gio. So should he and Perez be in F1 oh yea. There are a lot of people that they could bump that shouldn't be.

    92. YZMOTO #80

      F1 is just to scholastic, to the point where it’s just so fucking mind blowing trying to keep up.. The racing doesn’t even look exciting to me anymore. And the rules ! OMG,...THE RULES ! Keep throwing bottomless pockets at a motor sport, and you soon will have a derivative of F1. Maybe it’s just because I’m a moto fanatic. There are two extra wheels in F1(compared to moto) 😂

    93. Alain Belanger

      That was a well done job Yes he deserves be in F1 a competitive one Red Bull ??

    94. 7sq

      Why that shite back round noise?

    95. MijK7 - Der neue Twitch Boss

      He attacc He protecc But most importantly He doesn't lock tires on cold tracc

    96. MijK7 - Der neue Twitch Boss

      2:12 "unusual low temperatures" - the track is known for this my man

    97. seanyboifly

      give him a seat in 2021!

    98. P B

      4:33 -- a question: I think you CAN'T extract all four tyres grip at all times. For sure, front/rear can be optimised between steering and throttle/brake inputs, shaping your curve right might even get left right balance modified, but you can't optimise front/rear on the outside, most important pair AND the same on the inside pair simultaneously. When the "weight" (CofG + g + acceleration vector) moves the load to the outside tyres you need to compromise on the inside. Hence why Schumacher in his hey-day commonly puffed smoke on the inside front - he gave up on that an maxed out the other three. Similarly under breaking a bit of brake balance + steering inputs will keep on the limit front and rear on entry, and careful curve shaping might keep the inside pair close to limit of adhesion on one of them, but again don't believe all four control is possible. My opinion as a physicist... :). If I'm wrong, I'm really interested to hear your response !

    99. Jakk Aka Sunset

      Hulkenburg needs to get his seat Hulkenback

    100. Cheslyn Wesson

      Do not overrate experienced drivers,