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Hulkenberg confident more points will come

ESPNF1 Staff
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Nico Hulkenberg has scored two points this season © Getty Images
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Nico Hulkenberg is hoping to add to his points tally at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix after a slow start to the season.

Hulkenberg is back in Formula One this season after a year as a test driver and scored the first two points of his return at the second round of the season in Malaysia. However, his Force India team is in the middle of the intensely competitive midfield this year and he has failed to score at the other three races while team-mate Paul di Resta has amassed 15 points.

But Hulkenberg is not worried: "I feel very comfortable in the team and I'm enjoying the season. A few of the races haven't worked out for me, but I'm looking forward not backwards and determined to get some great results for the team. I'm working well with my car crew, we are pushing hard and we will try our best to get back in the points this weekend."

Force India team principal Vijay Mallya said his team is starting to ramp up its development programme, which he is hoping will result in more points from both drivers.

"Now that the European season is upon us, we should be able to bring through more updates to the car," Mallya said. "That will start this weekend when we run with some of the new parts we evaluated in Mugello last week. However, we have to remember that most teams will make a development step for Barcelona so it remains to be seen how this will impact on our relative performance.

"As well as developments for the car we are pushing hard to maximise the strategies and the drivers are delivering excellent performances in the races. That's so important this year with the margins between the teams so tight. If we can continue to deliver like we did in Bahrain then we should be able to remain in the hunt for points this weekend."