Hulkenberg's fight to prove himself

Hulkenberg's fight to prove himself

Nico Hulkenberg's first season in F1 hasn't lived up to the expectations his amazing junior career created, but as he told Adam Cooper, he feels he has proved he belongs at the top level

So who is your 2010 rookie of the year? Leaving out Kamui Kobayashi, who could arguably rule himself by virtue of his two appearances at the end of last year, it's a tricky question. However, on balance the vote would probably go to Nico Hulkenberg, despite a season that perhaps can best be described as patchy.

The German arrived on the Formula 1 scene this year with a stellar CV. His title successes in Formula 3 and GP2 mirrored those of Lewis Hamilton, while he had also found time to win in A1GP. Given that record, great things were expected of him.

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