Formula 1: Nico Hulkenberg receives contract extension at Haas

Good news for Nico Hülkenberg after the summer break: the German will continue to drive in Formula 1 in the coming season.

The US racing team also confirmed Denmark’s Kevin Magnussen (30) as the second driver on Thursday (August 24, 2023) before the Dutch Grand Prix in Zandvoort.

“Kevin and Nico are clearly enjoying their time in the sport, they are both mature and understand exactly what we are asking of them. Now it’s up to us as a team to look to 2024 and make sure we have a car that we can regularly score points with,” explained Haas team boss Günther Steiner.

Hulkenberg took Mick Schumacher’s place in the cockpit

After a three-year break, the Rhinelander Hülkenberg returned to the cockpit as a regular driver this season. He took over the place of Mick Schumacher, who had to leave Haas at the end of 2022 after two years and only has a reserve driver Mercedes is.

“Having not driven full-time in Formula 1 since 2019 shows how professional he is and how well he has recovered physically,” Steiner said of Hulkenberg. Magnussen drove for Haas from 2017 to 2020 before returning in 2022.

Hulkenberg has nine points for Haas this season, Magnussen just two.

“It’s nice to get things sorted out early for next season and focus on racing and improving performance,” Hulkenberg said. “I enjoy being part of the team and share Gene’s (Haas) and Günther’s passion. We’re driving in a very tight midfield and I’m looking forward to building on what we’ve achieved together so far and continuing that in 2024.”

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