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Nico Hülkenberg

Nico Hülkenberg - F1 star and 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

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Birth Date: 19 August 1987

Birthplace: Emmerich am Rhein, Germany

Nico Hülkenberg became the first current Formula 1 driver in over 20 years to win the Le Mans 24 Hours with his 2015 victory on his debut for Porsche alongside team-mates Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber.

The performance has earned Hülkenberg the recognition he has long held within Formula 1 circles due to the consistently fine racecraft he has shown in predominantly midfield machinery ever since his debut in 2010 – not least his excellent pole position (by a full second) for Williams that year in Brazil.

Hülkenberg made his karting debut in 1997, at the age of 10 and began winning national championships five years later. He won the German Formula BMW title in 2005 before dominating the new A1 Grand Prix series a year later with nine wins for Germany.

In 2008 Hülkenberg won the Formula 3 Euro Series to keep up the winning habit. He followed it a year later by becoming one of just three drivers to win the GP2 Series in their first season, the others being Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Five years of Formula 1 later, Hülkenberg will now make his Race Of Champions debut in 2015 at London’s former Olympic Stadium.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2015 Winner of Le Mans 24 Hours for Porsche
  • 2010 Formula 1 debut season for Williams, pole position in Brazil
  • 2009 GP2 Series Champion

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2008 Formula 3 Euro Series Champion

2007 First Formula 1 test for Williams

2006 A1 Grand Prix Champion for Germany with nine wins

2005 German Formula BMW Champion

2003 German Kart Champion

 

ROC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Years contested: 2015

2015 will be Nico’s first appearance at the Race Of Champions

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The ROC track is very narrow and tight, a bit like racing on a street circuit. But it’s still quick and dynamic and entertaining to watch. There’s going to be quite a bit of car-hopping, adapting and adjusting from one machine to another.

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