Mar.11 (GMM/ Nico Hulkenberg has arrived in Australia for the first race of 2013 with a clearer view than usual.

Switzerland’s Blick newspaper reports that the Sauber driver, previously a user of contact lenses whilst at the wheel, has over the winter had his eyesight corrected with laser therapy.

“I had no problem with contact lenses,” the 25-year-old German confirmed, “but this makes things easier.”