DTM boss, Gerhard Berger, tried however in the end did not arrange an ex-Formulation 1 line-up which consisted of Nico Hulkenberg and Jacques Villeneuve.
In accordance with Autosport, Berger wished to carry extra eyes to the DTM product by attracting some very acquainted names from the world of Formulation 1.
1997 World Champion, Villeneuve, was one of many names on Berger’s checklist of potential candidates and it’s believed the 49-year-old Canadian was thinking about a driver function.
Nonetheless, Hulkenberg, who acted as considerably of a super-sub for Racing Level in 2020 following his departure from Renault in 2019, has made it clear that he desires to maintain himself circulating inside Formulation 1 circles to assist a possible full-time return to the grid in 2022.
To assist with that goal, Hulkenberg is ready to grow to be a reserve driver for Mercedes and be shared with buyer group Aston Martin.
eager about this 12 months and for certain the #hulkenback 2.zero was my particular sporting second .. ending P8 and turning into driver of the day after no apply session and P20 on the Grid 🤠.. nonetheless a bit unreal, like all that occurred in 2020 🤔 take care & keep constructive everybody! pic.twitter.com/VW6KXTdlET
— Nico Hülkenberg (@HulkHulkenberg) December 31, 2020
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“For me, it’s about staying within the Formulation One orbit this 12 months,” Hulkenberg instructed Autosport.
“To profit from the chance when it comes. And look once more, with one eye on 2022: Is there one thing once more? Is there one other comeback?”
Hulkenberg appeared on DTM’s radar after he took half in a non-public check inside a Lamborghini Huracan on the Nurburgring in 2020, however the well being pandemic ensured that the proposed Lamborghini challenge fell aside after a Swiss funding group withdrew its intention to assist fund it.
“Sponsors don’t need to and may’t commit in the event that they don’t know if they’ll even go about their enterprise,” Berger not too long ago stated.
“No one is aware of the financial future. We don’t know if we will plan with spectators and if that’s the case, to what extent, beneath what situations.”
DTM can have some Formulation 1 presence, not less than, by way of the arrival of Alex Albon. The Pink Bull reserve driver can be collaborating in chosen races when they don’t conflict together with his Formulation 1 commitments.
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