Nico Hulkenberg says move to Sauber affected his career!

02-01-2020 12:46
by Adam Newton
Nico Hulkenberg says move to Sauber affected his career!

Nico Hulkenberg says that his move to Sauber in 2013 had a negative impact on his career, as the German struggled to build on an impressive few years in the sport. After seeing Sergio Perez score three podium finishes for Sauber in 2012, Hulkenberg swapped places with the Mexican, but the season didn't pan out how he would've liked.

A slow start to the season got better as the year went on, but he ended up scoring less points than the year before, and returned to Force India for 2014, missing his chance to make a move to a top team as Red Bull signed Daniel Ricciardo and Kimi Raikkonen moved to Ferrari.

According to, Hulkenberg said: "Not all the moves were right or perfect, that's the difficult thing in Formula 1.

"You take a decision six or eight months before you get there and it's difficult to predict where things turn out.

"It's easy to say, but I think that change to Sauber in 2013, even though it was a much better half of the season, I think that move was probably not the best for my career."

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