Thursday, November 14, 2019
Nico Hülkenberg will not find a place in Formula 1 for the 2020 season. This is confirmed by the Renault driver ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix. Ferrari star Sebastian Vettel responded calmly but clearly on the cheating allegations of Max Verstappen.
It had become apparent, now it is official: The Formula 1 season 2020 takes place without Nico Hulkenberg. The 32-year-old said he was "quite relaxed" despite his departure. In addition, the Renault driver emphasized: "It is not a resignation." Hülkenberg thus holds the option of a return to the motorsport premier class open, this time in the Brazilian Sao Paulo guest. The race on Sunday (18.10 clock / RTL and Liveticker at n-tv.de) is the 178th and presumably second last for in Emmerich born racer. Training live on n-tv and n-tv.de Formula 1 will be in Brazil and n-tv will be there live. We transfer the two training sessions on Friday. Friday, November 15: 1. Free practice: 2:55 pm to 4:35 pm at n-tv and n-tv.de2. Free practice: 18.55 to 20.35 at n-tv and n-tv.deSaturday, 16 November: Summary 3. Free practice and qualifying live: 18.00 to 21.08 clock on RTLSunday, November 17: The race in Sao Paulo live: 17:52 to 20:15 at RTL What he wants to do instead in 2020, remained initially open. "I got a few calls, but nothing is decided yet," said Hulkenberg. He emphasized, "I'll be ready and fit if there's a chance for a comeback." Hülkenberg's contract with the French team expires after the current season, in its place obliged the team Esteban Ocon. Before the race in Brazil, the German is twelfth with 37 points of the drivers' world championship, Daniel Ricciardo in the second Renault is ninth with 46 points. Instead of hoping for victories and podium finishes, the black and yellow cars drove over long stretches of the season afterwards. Thus Sebastian Vettel holds the German flag in the paddock alone after the turn of the year. The Ferrari star shot the day before the first practice sessions in Interlagos against Red Bull driver Max Verstappen. "There is not too much to say, I think the comments were very immature," said the 32-year-old. He ignored the comments because they were not relevant – but commented anyway. Shutting had assumed after the US Grand Prix in Austin that the surprisingly weak Ferrari cheated on his engines. This was preceded by a so-called directive of the fuel guards. "The best answer we can give on the track," said Vettel. He also assumes that the Maranello brand cars will return to their former strength in the penultimate race.