Near the end of the 2020 season, Czech Pérez he was without a contract after being fired from the team Racing point. However, all the rumors pointed to the Mexican finally being in the seat of Red bull. This was finally confirmed and he was able to beat Nico Hulkenberg in the fight for the seat of the Austrian brand: «When Checo won, it’s overNico said in an interview.
Hulkenberg participated in three Grand Prix in 2020. One of them replacing Sergio Pérez, who was the first driver to be infected with coronavirus in the paddock. However, his return was in a big way. After dropping out in the first test, he achieved a third place in classification. Then he did it again to replace Lance Stroll, which also caught COVID–19.
After his great returns, the name of Hulkenberg began to circulate after the poor returns of Alexander Albon. The Thai was almost fired and Hulkenberg seemed to be the one to replace him. However, Pérez announced that he would be without a contract for 2021, which made him the most coveted man in the paddock of the Formula 1.
After several twists and turns, the signing of Pérez was announced. Although the Mexican finally got the job, Hulkenberg didn’t seem to give up. This Friday, he confirmed that he continued negotiating to return to Formula 1 and even confessed that he was very close to signing for Red Bull. According to him, Checo’s victory in the Sakhir Grand Prize, finished defeating him.
“(The negotiations with Red Bull) They happened the whole second half of last year. But it was the last two races that Checo started doing really well. He had that victory in Bahrain. After that it was over. If I can’t continue in Formula 1, then I have to see what I’ll do. The races are in me, I miss it », said the German.
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