TRUTH OR DARE: Nico Hulkenberg is keen on making a solid start to his career at Renault whom he joins in 2017. Image: AP / Vincent Thian
Texas - Nico Hulkenberg expects to compete for victories next season when he joins Renault after five years with Force India, he told reporters on Thursday (October 20).
The German driver told a news conference ahead of this weekend's United States Grand Prix that he wanted to change teams and take his chance to race for a 'works' team.
"Time for a new challenge"
He said: "I believe it is the right step in my career at this point. I think and feel I have come a long way with Force India.
"It's my fifth year and we had good success together, but it's time for a new challenge. Since I was in F1, I wanted to race for a manufacturer team and this is a really good opportunity, the timing was good too. A good decision from my side."
He added that he believed he had the talent to help the French outfit to improve.
He added: "They have expectations to be at the front and compete for wins and that is what I am looking for."
"When they bought Lotus, it was not the easiest situation, so it will take time to rebuild, but what I see is a good future and a massive challenge, but I am very up for that and want to build a success story with them."