The team Aston Martin de F1 confirmed that the German Nico Hülkenberg He will be your official reserve and development driver during the 2021 season of the highest category.
Hülkenberg has extensive experience in this structure having raced for the team between 2012 and 2016. He also competed in two Grand Prix for Racing Point in 2020 replacing the Mexican Sergio Pérez (GP Anniversary, at Silverstone) and the Canadian Lance stroll (Eifel GP, at Nürburgring).
The 33-year-old German driver has raced 176 races in F.1 with Williams, Clean y Renault, as well as his stints at Force India and Racing Point.
“It is great to sign this agreement well in advance. I am very happy to be working with this team again, with which I have driven many times during my career ”, the pilot explained.
"Obviously, I hope Sebastian (Vettel) and Lance (Stroll) have no mishap, but the team knows that they can trust me and that I am fully prepared to take on that challenge." He added.
While Otmar Szafnauer, CEO and team manager, stated: “Nico showed last year that he could get in the car and do an excellent job at any time. Now, with an added margin for preparation and integration, we know we can trust him to do an excellent job. "