The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) caused many teams in the Formula 1 make the decision to have to renegotiate the contracts of the pilot staff. Mercedes is a hinge case. The Germans have yet to confirm the presence of Lewis Hamilton for the 2021 season.. However, everything indicates that the British will be in the champion team.
Other structures, on the other hand, laid off pilots such as Haas or AlphaTauri, giving way to young people with less experience (and cheaper) to have less economic impact. In the last hours, a rumor began to fly over the Formula 1 paddock and this was confirmed. Nico Hulkenberg he is about to be part of a championship team again.
The German participated in three Grand Prix during 2020. In all of them he did so as a replacement for the pilots of Racing Point. In the first instance, instead of Sergio Perez, who tested positive for COVID-19 during the British Grand Prix, and missed two races. Then, in an unusual move, he did it for Lance Stroll, almost three hours before qualifying for the Eifel Grand Prix. Stroll later confirmed that he had tested positive for coronavirus.
Where are you going?
Hulkenberg has an interesting offer on the table. The team Aston martin (formerly Racing Point) offered him to be the reserve driver for this season. This was confirmed by the director of the team, Otmar Szafnauer in an interview he gave to the RTL network. “Nothing was confirmed, but we are talking. Stay tuned, ”Szafnauer assured.
Hulkenberg in Formula 1
The German spent 9 uninterrupted years in Formula 1. He debuted in 2010 with the team Williams, although it did not have great results. His best position in the first championship was a sixth place in Hungary. Throughout 182 Grands Prix, Hulkenberg could not get on the podium. However, he achieved a pole position in the 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix.
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