With three new teams joining the F1 in 2010, there's little surprise that a number of rookie drivers also made the move into the big time this year – but one in particular came with a bigger reputation than most.
And now, you can put your questions to him right here on Crash.net
as we team up with Green Flag Insurance and AT&T Williams for a live webchat with Nico Hülkenberg!
Hülkenberg has been successful in every series he has contested, taking championships in Formula BMW, A1GP, Formula Three and GP2 – winning the latter at the first attempt and becoming the first man to secure the crown prior to the season finale.
Having already been signed up by Williams as a test driver, it was a natural progression for the young German to graduate into a race seat for 2010 as the team opted for a mix of youth and experience by pairing Hülkenberg with Rubens Barrichello.
The Brazilian has proved to be the perfect mentor for Hülkenberg so far and – while there has been some bad luck and rookie errors along the way – the 23-year-old heads to Spa this weekend on the back of his best performance to-date after a fine sixth place in Hungary prior to the summer break.
Under the wing of Willi Weber, long-time manager of Michael Schumacher, Hülkenberg is regarded as a real star of the future and is one of the drivers tipped to make a mark in F1 in the coming years.
With that in mind, you can now quiz Hülkenberg about his career to date and his future aspirations in a LIVE webchat TODAY, Thursday 2 September.
Maybe you want to know what its like to work alongside the most experienced F1 driver of all time? You might want to find out how easy he has found his rapid rise through the motorsport ranks? Or maybe you want to know the origins behind his nickname 'The Hulk' – is it just a play on his surname or something more?
To take part in the webchat, all you have to do is to submit your question using the form below and then make sure you're online and right here on Crash.net
at 1pm today when Nico will be appearing to give you his replies!