Formula 1 Eifel GP drive ‘maximum I can do to promote myself’ says Hulkenberg as he searches for 2021 seat – Formula 1 RSS UK

Eifel GP drive ‘maximum I can do to promote myself’ says Hulkenberg as he searches for 2021 seat – Formula 1 RSS UK



Will we see Nico Hulkenberg back in F1 in 2020? The German driver still doesn’t appear sure, despite his impressive performance while substituting for Lance Stroll at Racing Point over the Eifel Grand Prix weekend.

Hulkenberg was a last-minute call-up for Racing Point to replace Stroll a few hours before qualifying at the Nurburgring. Without the chance to drive in the weekend’s only practice session, Hulkenberg missed out on a spot in Q2 by just half a second, having not driven the Racing Point RP20 since the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix in August – while in the race, he then put in a measured, steady drive to finish an impressive eighth, helping to move Racing Point to third in the constructors’ standings in the process.

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It was the third time this season that Hulkenberg has put in a mistake-free substitute appearance for the team, having also driven in Sergio Perez’s stead for the two Silverstone races this year. And for a driver keen to make it back onto the grid in 2021, the German felt he couldn’t have done much more to advertise his wares to other teams…

“Obviously, this is the best I can do, or the maximum I can do to promote myself and advertise,” said Hulkenberg. “But after Silverstone also, nothing really changed dramatically, immediately. I think it’s still a process.
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