In the last few weeks big announcements have been made at the Sauber team with Monisha Kaltenborn taking over the role of Team Principal. Now the team have put end to the rumours and speculation by confirming that Nico Hulkenberg will indeed race for them next season.
Hulkenberg has spent two years at his current team Sahara Force India, starting out as a test driver in 2010 before moving to a race seat in 2011. He has thanked the team for giving him a chance to get back in a race seat, after being a reserve driver for a year, and told the press, “I’m really looking forward to working with the Sauber F1 team”.
Many, including BBC’s Andrew Benson had speculated that Hulkenberg was in the running for Massa’s seat at Ferrari. But with that seat now confirmed as Massa’s, has Hulkenberg made the next best choice by joining Ferrari’s junior team down the pitlane with an opportunity to maybe move to the top team in the future?
By Anneka Sillitoe
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