After losing his last full-time F1 drive with Renault at the end of the 2019 season, Halkenberg participated in three Aston team events. This event was known as Racing Point in the previous campaign. After being infected with COVID-19, I cannot participate in the race.
Hülkenberg took part in two races at Silverstone on behalf of Sergio Perez after a positive COVID test on the eve of the British Grand Prix weekend. In the subsequent 70th Anniversary GP, he will be ranked 1/3 to 7th on the grid, which is sensational.
After the Canadian felt sick while practicing, he represented Lance Stroll at the Eifel Grand Prix. He was also diagnosed with COVID only after leaving the event at the Nürburgring.
Hülkenberg finished in 8th place just by qualifying and racing (he only missed one 60-minute FP3 session that practiced that weekend after bad weather washed away Friday’s run).
“First of all, it’s great to sign up for this deal with lots of notice. Last year I didn’t have much time to prepare before jumping into the car,” said Halkenberg, who raced for the Force team. Said. Indian attire between 2012 and 2014-2016.
“I’m really happy to be able to work again with this team that has driven many times in my career.
“Obviously, I’m Sebastian [Vettel, who has replaced Perez for 2021 at the rebranded Aston squad] Reims enjoys an uninterrupted season this year as well, but the team knows I can trust to intervene and do a great job and I’m ready to take on that challenge.
“It will be interesting to help the team grow throughout the season. I’m really looking forward to getting great lap times out of my arm sleeves.”
Otomar Safnauer, Principal and CEO of the Aston team, said: [the] Aston Martin Formula 1 team.
“During these difficult times, the requirements of a competent and experienced reserve driver are especially important.
“Last year, Nico proved that he could jump into the car and perform great right away. Now that he has more room for preparation and integration, he can rely on him to do a great job. It was. “
Hulkenberg joins Aston Martin F1 as reserve driver
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