Hulkenberg determined to hold on to 10th

Nico Hulkenberg says he wants to make sure he keeps Max Verstappen and Romain Grosjean behind him in the standings in the final race of the F1 season in Abu Dhabi.

Hulkenberg is currently 10th in the standings with 52 points, three ahead of his Toro Rosso and Lotus rivals going into the Yas Marina finale.

And while Force India has already managed to secure its best ever constructors' finish, the German says he is heading to Abu Dhabi determined to finish the year in the top 10.

"The final race of the season is always important because you want to finish the season well and carry the momentum into the winter months," he said in a team preview.

"We have already secured fifth in the championship but I want to make sure I end the season in the top 10 of the drivers' championship so there is still a lot to play for."

Teammate Sergio Perez is ninth in the standings, 16 points ahead of Hulkenberg, and reckons Abu Dhabi will offer a good chance of scoring a "big" result after he failed to score last time out in Brazil.

"I think we have the potential for a big result in Abu Dhabi," said Perez.

"Things didn't work out for me in Brazil so I'm determined to get back in the points this weekend and finish this great season on a positive note."

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Series Formula 1
Event Abu Dhabi GP
Track Yas Marina Circuit
Drivers Nico Hulkenberg , Sergio Perez
Teams Force India
Article type Breaking news