nico hulkenberg plays down formula e links

12:00    13 Aug 2019

German Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg has played down speculation that he will switch to Formula E and drive for Porsche’s entry in the all-electric series after the completion of the 2019 Formula 1 season.

The German faces an uncertain future at Renault’s F1 team. His contract will expire at the end of the season and his seat could well be taken by Esteban Ocon – provided the latter does not end up driving for Mercedes alongside Lewis Hamilton.

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This has led to suggestions that Hulkenberg could switch to FE and drive for Porsche, who will participate in their first FE season in 2019/20. He has worked with the manufacturer before, notably winning Le Mans with them in 2015.

However, the German driver insists his focus remains on Formula 1.

“I’m not ready for Formula E yet. I like what I’m doing,” he said via GrandPrix247.

“It will obviously depend on the opportunities available, but for now, I’m focusing exclusively on Formula 1.”

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Hulkenberg has voiced some frustration at the lack of performance from Renault in recent weeks and has also been named as a potential Haas option should they drop Romain Grosjean for 2020.

“There are always rumours, it’s like that in F1,” the 10-year veteran added.

“I’m still pretty confident about staying in Formula 1. There is not much that has changed since last week.”


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