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Hulkenberg stays silent on future

Nico Hulkenberg refuses to be drawn on talk about his F1 future
Nico Hulkenberg has stayed quiet over his future in F1 amidst speculation linking him with Ferrari for 2013.

Reports have suggested that the Italian team is looking at one of Hulkenberg, Paul di Resta and Felipe Massa to partner Fernando Alonso next year, while Force India has already said it is keen to retain both of its drivers if possible for next year.

Speaking in Japan ahead this weekend's race, Hulkenberg refused to be drawn about his future although he admitted that the driver market had changed after moves for both Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez were confirmed last Friday.

"Obviously there has been quite a lot of movement last week and there is still a lot of speculation out there," he said. "All I can say is that for my future nothing has been announced yet. We will have to wait a bit more.

"There has been a lot of movement and there are still talks with my current team - there's still a chance that I will race here. But with the movement there was last week things happened.

"I'm just here to concentrate on my job here. If you do a good job, as we've seen with Sergio, things can happen and journalists put you into various seats, but it's all hypothetical."

Hulkenberg joined Force India as test and reserve driver last year after leaving Williams and was promoted into a race seat for 2012.



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1Jez

October 05, 2012 12:42 AM

I get the very strong impression from Hulkenberg's comments that he is on the move. Perhaps not to Ferrari, but moving none-the-less. When a driver is staying put, they very quickly hose down questions from the media. Ambiguity generally means they've got something up their sleeve. Good on him. I hope he gets a strong car next year, wherever he is.

Amigo - Unregistered

October 04, 2012 6:00 PM

I don't think Ferrari will sign Nico Hulkenberg. Ferrari seems to be not too keen to buying lottery this stage. They really need someone who can perform solid like Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel because they want to win factory and driver championship. I believe Massa will stay at Farrari in 2013 but his salary will be less than current paid. Probably, he can go to Sauber if another Mexican does not take the seat. I think Kamui will retain his seat at Sauber for 2013.



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