Nico Hulkenberg has set his sights on a competitive display in this weekend’s Korean Grand Prix after admitting that it is “a good circuit” for him.

The German driver has produced some eye-catching drives in his last couple of races for the Sauber team, including an outstanding fifth place in Monza and ninth in Singapore.

It is his first year racing for the Sauber team, but his huge potential saw him linked with the Ferrari team earlier this month, before the Italian constructor opted to replace Felipe Massa with their former World Champion Kimi Raikkonen.

Nevertheless Lotus remain interested in his services, and with them offering potentially the last competitive seat on the circuit for 2014, Hulkenberg will be eager to catch their attentions in Korea.

Ahead of the 14th race of the season Hulkenberg told reporters: “Compared to many other drivers, Korea is a place I quite like.

“It's a nice track and each sector is very different. The first sector has two straights and two hairpins. Sectors two and three are a bit like a street circuit and technically
quite challenging.

“I enjoy driving there.”

He added: “Also, historically, it has been quite a good circuit for me.

“In 2010 I would have finished fifth, but had a puncture just before the end of the race. Last year I had a great race there finishing sixth.

“So I have good memories of Korea and look forward to the race weekend.”

The Sauber driver is currently 13th in the Drivers World Championship with 19 points, but has only failed to finish a Grand Prix on two occasions.

And Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicalli admitted that Hulkenberg was under great consideration for the seat alongside Fernando Alonso for 2014.

He told Germany’s Sport Bild: "Hulkenberg was one of the candidates that we thought hard about.

"Raikkonen knows the team, he's very fast, he makes no mistakes and is not political.

"But I think that for the future Nico still has a very good chance."

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