Formula 1, your ruthless universe. German Nico Hulkenberg will replace his compatriot Mick Schumacher at Haas in 2023 alongside Dane Kevin Magnussen. The American team made the announcement on Thursday, in a press release published on the sidelines of the last GP of the season, this weekend at Abu Dhabi. The length of his contract was not specified.
Ex-Renault driver (2017-2019) but also Williams, Sauber or Force India, Hulkenberg, 35 years old and 181 GP on the clock, has no longer taken on a full-time driver role since leaving Renault at the end of 2019. He counts as his best classification in the championship a 7th place, in 2018, and also holds the record for the most starts in Formula 1 without a podium.
Having become a reserve driver for Racing Point in 2020 then for Aston Martin from 2021, the winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (in 2015) notably replaced his compatriot at the start of the season. Sebastian Vettelaffected by Covid-19, during the first two GPs in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
A 2023 starting grid almost complete
His tenure at Haas completes the starting grid for next season in F1, provided that the American Logan Sargeant, expected at Williams, obtains his Super License necessary to drive in F1.
As for Mick Schumacherson of the legend Michael Schumacher, he lost his seat at Haas only two years after his arrival in the premier category of motorsport, for lack of results but also because of his too many accidents.
At the dawn of the last round of the contested season, the 23-year-old pilot is in 16th place in the general classification of pilots (12 pts), behind his teammate Magnussen, 13th (25 pts).