Hulk is getting stronger at Haas and de Vries is close to Williams

Hulk is getting stronger at Haas and de Vries is close to Williams

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Amid rumors about the test market of formula 1 for the 2023 season, where the Brazilians Felipe Drugovich and Enzo Fittipaldi are characters, the other two names appear as protagonists and candidates for a seat in the top division of athletics in the world.

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One of them is a veteran Nico Hulkenberg, who has already gone through Williams, Sauber, Force India and Renault, as well as having vets being debated as Aston Martin’s replacement. The German has been gaining momentum as a possible representative for Haas next year, according to Cars and Sports (AMUS).

The German publication, which also reported the correspondence between Drugovich and Alpine, still reports that Holland Nyck de Vries is about to secure a starting position for Williams in the next championship.

Nyck de Vries

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He is an ‘affiliated’ driver with Mercedes, who were Formula E champions in 2021, and the fact that the Silver Arrows supply power units to Williams gives him weight, although Canada’s Nicholas Latifi does not. is Logan Sargeant of the United States.

For 2023, the Grove team has already confirmed the Anglo-Thai Alexander Albon, but the position taken since 2020 by Latifi may change hands. In this sense, de Vries gains strength and would be closer to his goal.

‘Hulk’ at Haas?

In the case of Hulkenberg, the most intense competition, including the Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi: the team’s reserve since 2019, Enzo’s older brother has already tried to take over in 2021, replacing Nikita Mazepin of Russia, but was overtaken by Denmark’s Kevin Magnussen.

Pietro Fittipaldi and Enzo Fittipaldi

Pietro Fittipaldi and Enzo Fittipaldi

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The position currently claimed by Hulk and Pietro belongs to Mick Schumacher, but he has severed his relationship with Ferrari, Haas’ engine supplier and technical partner, so Michael’s son is in danger. The German, however, is interested in Audi and may have the ‘support’ of the German brand.

Regardless of his compatriot, Hulkenberg is the option considered “favorite” by Haas, according to AMUS: According to the publication, the veteran has always been competitive against his teammates and can ensure the stability sought for the seat next to Magnussen.

See in the table below how the driver market is for F1 2023:

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