Hulkenberg changes shoes to fit in Sauber

After testing the C32 in Barcelona, Nico Hulkenberg said, "I‘m as happy as I can be," after being the second fastest on day three. Seems this quote is the reason why he was smiling: "We have the right shoes now, and they fit."

Feb.22 (GMM) Sauber has found a highly-technical solution to the problem of Nico Hulkenberg's oversized feet.

Earlier this month, we reported that the tall German's feet are a tight squeeze in the footwell of his new C32, and "The car cannot be rebuilt", Bild newspaper said.

Nico Hulkenberg, Sauber C32
Nico Hulkenberg, Sauber C32

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Hulkenberg grappled with the problem at the recent Jerez test by literally cutting away at the heel and toe of his racing boots.

Now in Barcelona for the second week of testing, the 25-year-old told Auto Motor und Sport: "The problem was simply that we did not have the correct size (boot).

"We have the right shoes now, and they fit. We did not need to change the chassis," he smiled.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Nico Hulkenberg
Teams Sauber
Article type Breaking news
Tags barcelona, hulkenberg, sauber