The 33-year-old German has by no means gained a Grand Prix, however proved to be a worthwhile asset changing victims of Covid-19 final season, earlier than renaming Aston Martin.
File picture of Nico Hulkenberg. AFP
Paris: Nico Hulkenberg has signed as a reserve and growth driver with Method 1 roster Aston Martin, the group stated on Thursday.
The 33-year-old German has by no means gained a Grand Prix, however has confirmed to be a worthwhile asset instead COVID-19[female[feminine victims final season, earlier than renaming Aston Martin.
“I hope Sebastian (Vettel) and Lance (Stroll) get pleasure from uninterrupted seasons this yr,” he stated of the group’s two full-time drivers.
“However the group know they will rely on me to step in and do an awesome job,” stated Hulkenberg, who completed seventh at Silverstone and eighth at Nurburgring final season changing unhealthy teammates.
“It is nice to signal this settlement, and it’ll even be fascinating to assist develop the group all through the season,” stated the previous Sauber, Williams and Renault man.
Aston Martin CEO Otmar Szafnauer has stated he’s comfortable to carry Hulkenberg again to F1.
“In these tough occasions, the requirement of a reliable and skilled reserve pilot is especially necessary,” he defined.
“And Nico proved final yr that he can bounce within the automotive and carry out fantastically always.”
Hulkenberg can also be the winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race.