Asked if it was frustrating not to have replicated his junior form in F1, Hulkenberg said: "Of course it is, yeah. But then obviously with times, with years gone by, you understand it.
"You don't want to say it fades away, but if you don't have the tools, it kind of becomes very difficult, and your options are very limited to fight at the front.
"Of course you would like to do more, and still dream about it, but the reality is different. But then if you look outside, what is the next best thing? What is the alternative? Formula 1 is still Formula 1. It means a lot. It is the pinnacle of motor racing.
"It's not an option or alternative to say I'll go somewhere else now, because this is still the best drivers in the world, the best teams, the best engineers."
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