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Hulkenberg looking forward to next season

While his name comes up frequently to replace Alexander Albon alongside Max Verstappen in 2021, Nico Hulkenberg told Austrian television that he has contacts but that nothing is signed yet.

While his name comes up frequently to replace Alexander Albon alongside Max Verstappen in 2021, Nico Hulkenberg told Austrian television that he has contacts but that nothing is signed yet.

Nico Hulkenberg waits for a sign. Having left the Renault team at the end of the 2019 season and his contract, the German driver impressed when he was able to take the wheel of Racing Point, first in place of Sergio Pérez during the two rounds contested in Silverstone then at the Nürburgring when Lance Stroll could not take the wheel. Performances that have had the merit of putting his name back at the heart of discussions concerning free or potentially released tubs for the 2021 season.

I of course hope to have a good comeback in the future, but there is nothing more to say. It’s very, very quiet right now. The press has calmed down a bit, and I think it will take some time before we really have definitive clarity, the German told Austrian broadcaster Servus TV. Dominoes have already fallen for several teams. The cards are played. I had my two chances to race in the Grand Prix and I used them as best I could. I am not actively involved immediately, but obviously I am in contact with the people who matter. But not every week, not every day. “

Hulkenberg “let it come”

This intervention on Austrian television is not that innocent on the part of Nico Hulkenberg. Indeed, the Servus TV channel is owned by the Red Bull group, as are the Red Bull Racing and AlphaTauri teams. Gold, the German is one of the potential candidates for a seat in the Milton Keynes-based squad if Christian Horner and Helmut Marko confirm their intention to rule out a disappointing Alexander Albon at the end of the season. A highly coveted seat, and one of the few still available for 2021, which is also a goal for Sergio Pérez, dismissed by Racing Point to make way for Sebastian Vettel alongside Lance Stroll for the launch of the Aston Martin era.

“I let it come. I am rather relaxed. It’s not up to me. That’s why I’m in a waiting position, adds Nico Hulkenberg. Naturally, I hope there will be a return and an opportunity, which I would be very motivated for. But we have to be a little patient until the decision is made. After being called up twice at the last minute, the driver at the 178 Grands Prix without a podium is ready to wait to make his return to the starting grid.