Jul.8 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Victory at Le Mans breathed new life into Nico Hulkenberg.

That is the view of Mika Salminen, the Force India and Porsche driver’s fitness trainer.

“His increase in confidence since the win at Le Mans is really noticeable,” the Finn told Turun Sanomat newspaper. “At the moment, one success is following the next.

“It seems that everything is going his way,” Salminen added.

According to some, German Hulkenberg is perhaps the most highly-rated driver in formula one yet to break into a truly top team.

But he is now being linked with a move to Ferrari for 2016, to replace the struggling Kimi Raikkonen.

‘Performance coach’ Salminen continued: “Nico has worked really hard on his career. This could be a crucial period for him.

“In Canada it was already going well, then came Le Mans, and now even the new car at Silverstone was working well out of the box,” he added.