Nico Hulkenberg last drove as a full-time F1 driver in 2019 for team Renault – is he set to join Haas in 2023?
As per reports, Nico Hulkenberg is set to make a full-time comeback to Formula one with Haas in 2023. The German driver is tipped to replace Mick Schumacher and partner Kevin Magnussen at the grid next season. Hulkenberg hasn’t driven as a full-time driver in F1 since 2019 and it would be interesting to see if he is eventually confirmed as Haas’ second driver.
Haas is currently weighing up its driver options for the second seat in 2023, with it believed to be a straight call between retaining Mick Schumacher or going for the more experienced Hulkenberg. Hulkenberg has driven in F1 this season as well when he was called up by Aston Martin to fill in for the unwell Sebastian Vettel at the Bahrain and Saudi Arabian Grands Prix. The speculations of Hulkenberg joining Haas gained momentum after Aston Martin signed Stoffel Vandoorne as a reserve driver for 2023.
Fans react to the possibility of Nico Hulkenberg joining Haas in 2023
There are mixed reactions on Twitter to the possibility of Hulkenberg joining Haas as a full-time driver. Let us take a look at what the fans have to say.
“I’m happy for him, but I feel bad for Mick. As a german, I don’t know what to think about it”, wrote a fan.
“The rumors never end. Mick is definitely better than him. Mick is young and has potential. He hasn’t reached the limit yet. I don’t understand why this team wants to make a comeback to an old driver who hasn’t been on the grid for 3 years”, wrote another fan.
“i love hulkenberg as a driver but this is a horrible choice”, read a tweet.
“Man Mick is genuinely good driver and hes beating Magnussen in h2h. Why are you doing this to him?”, tweeted another fan.
Another fan wrote: “Even if you hate Mick and want to kick him out how is getting Nico back a good option?? So many younger drivers deserve a chance why him?? He’s had his opportunity he didn’t do well.”
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