Red Bull Racing is second in the constructors’ championship, but Max Verstappen earned most of the points – 147 against 64 for Alex Albon. Former Formula 1 driver Nick Heidfeld thinks the team should bring Niko Hulkenberg …
Nick Heidfeld: “Nico Hulkenberg is great for Red Bull. This is the kind of driver they need. They are not looking for someone who could get ahead of Max Verstappen, and inviting Hulkenberg or, say, Sergio Perez to the role of co-pilot, the team would find stability.
Personally, I am 100% confident in Niko. Of course, I’ll be happy if he can impose the fight on Max, but I don’t think there are many riders in the world who are capable of this. Nevertheless, I am sure – Hulkenberg would have fully met expectations. In other teams, he could be number one, but in Red Bull he will be the perfect second. “