Villeneuve believes Nico Hulkenberg "has been very lucky to be paid to race" in F1

16-11-2019 11:29
by Louis Shaw
Villeneuve believes Nico Hulkenberg has been very lucky to be paid to race in F1

Nico Hulkenberg almost certainly won't be racing in Formula 1 next season. Williams are the only team not to announce their driver lineup and it seems likely that they will choose Nicholas Latifi to race alongside George Russell. Jacques Villeneuve thinks that this will be the end of Hulkenberg's career and that he won't return to F1 after a year out. 

Hulkenberg has never really had the opportunity to unleash his talent and has spent his whole career racing in the midfield. 

"He also knows that his career has been taking longer than it should," Villeneuve told Canal Plus. “He has been very lucky that he is always paid to race. He also knows that his Formula 1 career is now over. There will be no return. 

"It is better to take the risk with a guy you have doubts about than with someone who hasn't shown much in ten years."

Villeneuve's criticism seems harsh as Hulkenberg is regarded as a very fast driver. He will hope for success in the next year and that a seat in Formula 1 opens up in 2020. 

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