• Nico Hulkenberg believes he can problem Max Verstappen.
• Pink Bull may look into changing Alex Albon subsequent 12 months.
• Hulkenberg is an possibility ought to the seat develop into obtainable.
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Nico Hulkenberg thinks he may fulfill Pink Bull’s necessities to develop into the brand new workforce mate for Max Verstappen in 2021.
Persevering with to help Alex Albon for now, Dr Helmut Marko mentioned just lately that even Hulkenberg or Sergio Perez would solely be capable of get inside three tenths of Verstappen’s tempo.
Hulkenberg informed motorsport-magazin.com: “On higher days I might be nearer than three tenths to Max. Max is an actual killer when it comes to pace and being his teammate is a troublesome activity, however it might be fascinating to know the place I’m in relation to him.”
German Hulkenberg says he’s pleased that his last-minute stand-in performances for Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll at Racing Level this 12 months have resulted in some calling him a “firefighter”.
He informed Bild am Sonntag: “There aren’t that many drivers on the market who can do this – simply bounce in and carry out. However being a fireman shouldn’t be what I’m striving for. There have been groups that wished me to work completely instead driver after my first task. However a daily cockpit is my precedence.”
Hulkenberg says Pink Bull is clearly “the most suitable choice” for 2021, however he acknowledges the prospect of securing the seat is small.