After expressing optimism about Covid-19, the Germans have replaced him in 2020, first Checo Pérez and then Lance Stroll.
nico Hülkenberg (Emmerich am Rhein, Germany; 1987) has been officially confirmed as the new reserve driver for Aston Martin Racing. The German has competed with this team (“Force India” and “Racing Point”) in 176 races in 2012-16 without a podium.
The continuity of the pandemic and the need for experienced pilots led to a team led by Lawrence Stroll to take over his service permanently. In case Sebastian Vettel (Sebastian Vettel) fails to reach the expected level before 2021, it is impossible to be his replacement.
Nico Hulkenberg: “It’s great to sign this contract in advance. Last year I didn’t have so much time to prepare to get on the car! I’m very happy to work with this team again. During this time I drove for this many times. Tien (Vettel) and Lance (Straw) can maintain an uninterrupted season this year, but the team knows that they can trust my intervention and do a good job, so I am fully prepared to meet this challenge. “
“It will also be fun to help the team develop throughout the season, and I look forward to getting a good lap time.
Otmar Szafnauer, directed by Aston Martin: “I am very happy to make Hülkenberg a member of the team again. In these difficult times, the requirement for a capable and experienced backup driver is particularly important. Nico proved last year that he can get in the car and perform well in the car. Now, any At that time, as long as there is more room for preparation and integration, we can trust Nico to do the job well.”