"When everyone talks about it you keep getting those questions and comment it’s obviously a little bit tense, a strange feeling, but happy that I’ve done a good race, thrown everything at it when I could.
“It was a shame not to get that point in the end, but the one-stop was hard to pull off, and at the end, my tyres were just degrading too much and I couldn’t hang on to it.
“But still I thought it was a positive race where the pace was good and we were in the fight, but unfortunately some of the others had an advantage on strategy, and always driving in traffic is really hard.
“A worthy final race for me, happy, relieved to cross the line with good feelings.
He finished with some praise for his team, even though both parties haven’t enjoyed too much success in the partnership.
“Saying thank you to the team, three years over, good, not fantastic years, but still it was cool and fun at times. We had highs and lows together, but definitely I have to say thank you to them,” he added.
Hulkenberg still holds the unfortunate record of starting the most F1 races in history without winning a spot on the podium.
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