F1: Force India's Perez, Hulkenberg eye Monaco glory

Monaco: Force India's Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg said on Monday that the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix is his favourite Formula One fixture.

Force India's Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez (right). Pics/Getty Images
Force India's Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez (right). Pics/Getty Images 

"Monaco is my favourite race weekend of the year, both from a driving point of view and because of everything that goes on during the week. Everything about Monaco is exciting; the place itself feels special, but when F1 turns up it's the start of something amazing," said the German.

The F1 caravan moves to the city state for the sixth GP of the season this Sunday. "From a driver's point of view, Monaco is one of the last tracks in the world, where you have absolutely zero margin for error — one mistake and you are in the wall," said Hulkenberg.

"The thrill and kick you get in the car as you drive around the circuit is much bigger than what you get from any other track. Your heart rate goes up. Your heart is in your mouth and I like that. The whole lap is a challenge.

To master the track and put together three good sectors on a qualifying is hard, but when you get it done, it's a great feeling. You're relieved, proud... it's priceless," added Hulkenberg.

His teammate Sergio Perez echoed his sentiments. "I always look forward to Monaco. It's a special place which has everything for a F1 race. The lap is amazing and location is beautiful. I enjoy the challenge here and believe a driver here can make more of a difference compared to other circuits," said Perez.

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