The German driver, who was left without a seat for the 2020 season, was due to travel to Nurburgring later … Last year, after losing his Renault seat, the 33-year-old German became Racing Point’s ‘super sub’ when Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll contracted covid-19. Nico Hulkenberg had thought this through. Nico Hulkenberg has revealed he turned down a seat in Formula 1 this season, but does want to return in 2022. The German lost his Renault seat at the end of 2019, but emerged as the 'super-sub' at Racing Point this year when Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll missed races. Nico Hulkenberg sat over a coffee with a friend in Cologne on Saturday morning when Otmar Szafnauer’s name flashed up on his phone screen. Nico Hulkenberg could add a third team to his roster of Formula 1 employers for 2021 - even though he is not guaranteed a single race this season. “First of all, it’s great to get this deal signed up with plenty of notice – last year, I didn’t have quite as much time to prepare before jumping in the car,” he said. However, Sergio Perez kept delivering performances that just strengthened his case. ASTON MARTIN F1 team have signed up Nico Hulkenberg as their reserve and development driver for the 2021 season. Mar 21, 2021 Nico Hulkenberg sat over a coffee with a friend in Cologne on Saturday morning when Otmar Szafnauer’s name flashed up on his phone screen. Red Bull had briefly considered the Rhinelander beside Verstappen in 2021. Opinion: Nico Hulkenberg deserves Red Bull 2021 seat Nico Hulkenberg’s Eifel Grand Prix display proves he is ready and capable of a long overdue top seat in Formula 1, and it … Eventually the Mexican bagged his seat with the Milton Keynes outfit, while Nico looks for alternative options. Last year, after losing his Renault seat, the 33-year-old German became Racing Point's 'super sub' when Sergio Perez and … The German unexpectedly found himself on the grid at three Grands Prix last year with Racing Point, replacing Sergio Perez for both Silverstone races and Lance Stroll at the Nurburgring after both drivers caught Covid-19. Nico Hulkenberg will be dual reserve driver for both Aston Martin and Mercedes this season, he has confirmed.. The German driver, who was left without a seat for the 2020 season, was due to travel to Nurburgring later that day to do some punditry work for the Eiffel Grand Prix. The German driver has been without a permanent seat … Nov.28 - Nico Hulkenberg has admitted he is "extremely hot" at the prospect of landing a plum Red Bull seat for his full-time return to Formula 1 in 2021. Mar.9 (GMM) Nico Hulkenberg could add a third team to his roster of Formula 1 employers for 2021 – even though he is not guaranteed a single race this season. It is argued that he could take the second Red Bull Racing seat… I just don’t think it will happen given the available driver market and internal Red Bull politics. Hulkenberg was unable to secure a full-time seat for 2021 but has now accepted a back-up role at Aston Martin.