Nico Hulkenberg "couldn't say no" to potential Red Bull seat

20-09-2019 08:55 | Updated: 20-09-2019 11:25
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Nico Hulkenberg couldn't say no to potential Red Bull seat

Nico Hulkenberg knows that his options for driving in Formula 1 next year are running out. Haas have announced their 2020 driver line up and there are few seats left at any other team. One potential option would be the Red Bull seat if they are not happy with how Alex Albon performs.  

“I couldn’t say ‘no’ to that car,” said Hulkenberg to RaceFans when asked if he would take the chance to choice Red Bull. “So I guess you’d have to take it.”

“It would be obviously a big challenge as we know Max is a killer and he’s one of the fastest."

The Renault driver has revealed that Haas had been an option and that he had spoken to the team. 

“Haas was definitely an option,” said Hulkenberg. “We were talking, that’s definitely not a secret but we just didn’t get together on this occasion, we couldn’t agree a deal.

“I think you’ll see and understand for yourself what’s still available, which seats and which not.”

There could be options at Williams and Alfa Romeo but Hulkenberg thinks the decision is out of his hands now. 

“Right now I don’t know. I think it’s to a big extent out of my control now, out of my hands. So most important is to drive and to perform. We just need a bit more time. I think there is still possibilities and a realistic chance. But in this game, you can never be too sure.”

Many feel that Hulkenberg deserves to stay on the grid and it will be interesting to see if he does manage to get a drive for 2020. 


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