The simple truth is, somewhere in our minds we’ve been asking ourselves if Nico Hulkenberg’s move to Sauber was the right one. If this was 2012, it may very well have been but since it is 2013 and the car has only scored points twice thus far, it may not have been.
Hulkenberg left Force India at the end of 2012 and I have to give credit to those who were tweeting and posting question marks as comments and suggesting that it was a move backwards. At the time, I didn’t see it that way. I felt his departure for Sauber was most likely a lateral move. I may have been wrong.
However, Hulkenber says it was the right move and he feel confident that the team can resurrect the year:
“It’s a car with potential. It’s a top 10 car and we can develop it into a consistent points-scoring car, I’m sure about that.
“It’s our job to get it out of it but we’re definitely not at the end in terms of development of the car.”
“I am looking for wins, but I didn’t come here to say we’re going to win every race, that wouldn’t be realistic,” he said.
“I would have said, this year, the main target is to improve the car and make it into a car that can be in the points every weekend.
“We’ll see afterwards what more we can do.”
In the end, Hulkenberg may be able to strangle the Sauber chassis to some decent result but Force India is leading McLaren in the Constructor’s Championship right now and you would have to say that Nico would most likely be scoring those points he was seeking with more regularity had he stayed put.