F1: Hulkenberg riding wave of success since Le Mans win

Nico Hulkenberg has scored 14 points in the two F1 rounds since winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Going into Le Mans, he had only scored 10 points in the first eight rounds of the 2015 Formula One season.

Victory at Le Mans breathed new life into Nico Hulkenberg.

That is the view of Mika Salminen, the Force India and Porsche driver’s fitness trainer.

"His increase in confidence since the win at Le Mans is really noticeable," the Finn told Turun Sanomat newspaper. "At the moment, one success is following the next.

"It seems that everything is going his way."

According to some, Hulkenberg is perhaps the most highly rated driver in Formula One yet to break into a truly top team.

But he is now being linked with a move to Ferrari for 2016, to replace the struggling Kimi Raikkonen.

Performance coach’ Salminen continued: "Nico has worked really hard on his career. This could be a crucial period for him.

"In Canada it was already going well, then came Le Mans, and now even the new car at Silverstone was working well out of the box," he added.

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