In the last hours a surprise news was known in the paddock of the Formula 1. The team Aston martin confirmed that Nico Hulkenberg will be his reserve driver for the 2021 season. The German will be present at the races in which Lance Stroll or Sebastian vettel may not be available. The news was known through social networks.
Hulkenberg was part of three races in the 2020 season due to the absences of Sergio Pérez and Lance Stroll. Both drivers had to be absent from the Grand Prix of Silverstone (the two races) and the Eifel Grand Prix, in Germany. In addition, he came very close to replacing Lewis hamilton in the Sakhir Grand Prize, where finally George Russell got on the Mercedes.
Hulkenberg confirmed that he will be a development and reserve driver for Aston Martin. In addition, he will be part of the Mercedes team, which works in conjunction with the British team. Through social networks, Hulkenberg showed his satisfaction at being part of Formula 1 again. In his 182 Grands Prix, the German never got on the podium.
In Thursday’s statement, Hulkenberg was very happy and detailed the importance of his role in the future of the team. “It is great to sign this agreement well in advance. Last year I didn’t have that much time to prepare before getting in the car. I am very happy to be working with this team again, with which I have driven many times in my career.
On the other hand, Hulkenberg wished he didn’t have to run a race because of his teammates’ problems. “I hope Sebastian and Lance enjoy the season this year, but the team can trust me to step in and do an excellent job. I am fully prepared to take on this challenge. It will be interesting to help develop the team throughout the year and I am looking forward to setting good lap times, ”said the German rider.