Method 1: Nico Hulkenberg joins Aston Martin as reserve and improvement driver

Method 1: Nico Hulkenberg joins Aston Martin as reserve and improvement driver

The 33-year-old German has by no means gained a Grand Prix, however proved himself a helpful asset when standing in for Covid-19 casualties final season, earlier than it rebranded as Aston Martin.

Formula 1: Nico Hulkenberg joins Aston Martin as reserve and development driver

File picture of Nico Hulkenberg. AFP

Paris: Nico Hulkenberg has signed on as reserve and improvement driver with Method One outfit Aston Martin, the staff mentioned on Thursday.

The 33-year-old German has by no means gained a Grand Prix, however proved himself a helpful asset when standing in for COVID-19 casualties final season, earlier than it rebranded as Aston Martin.

“I am hoping that Sebastian (Vettel) and Lance (Stroll) take pleasure in uninterrupted seasons this yr,” he mentioned of the staff’s two full-time drivers.

“However the staff is aware of it could possibly depend on me to step in and do a wonderful job,” mentioned Hulkenberg who completed seventh at Silverstone and eighth at Nurburgring final season when stepping in for poorly teammates.

“It is nice to get this deal signed up, and it’ll even be attention-grabbing to assist develop the staff by the season,” mentioned the previous Sauber, Williams and Renault man.

Aston Martin CEO Otmar Szafnauer mentioned he was happy to convey Hulkenberg again into the F1 body.

“In these troublesome occasions, the requirement for a succesful and skilled reserve driver is particularly essential,” he defined.

“And Nico proved final yr that he might bounce within the automotive and carry out beautifully at a second’s discover.”

Hulkenberg can be a winner of the endurance race 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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