Nico Hulkenberg To Make F1 Return Full Time? - [ Rumour Round-Up ]

Hey everyone, welcome to another edition of “Rumour Round-Up” and as with the others, all the stories contained within this are to be taken with a grain of salt and haven’t been officially substantiated but are things that are being talked about in the world of F1 that may be interesting, could turn out to be true, or simply plain wrong. Without further delay, here is Rumour Roundup… Formula 1’s driver market may have stabilized a bit but there are still a few spots to be filled and some interesting options have been thrown into the mix Link to poll: 0:00 - Disclaimer 0:18 - Nico Hulkenberg To Make F1 Return Full Time? - [Rumour Round-Up] 2:17 - Rapid Rumours I'm your host Dillon Shelley and first up on Rumour Round-Up: Nico Hulkenberg To Make F1 Return Full Time? ?- [Rumour Round-Up] Even though many believed that Haas would retain their current pairing for next year, things changed when the driver market threw a few curveballs Sebastian Vettel announced his retirement and that was followed by Fernando Alonso’s move to Aston Martin. McLaren then chose to sever ties with Daniel Ricciardo at the end of this year Haas suddenly found themselves with a wealth of options. If the latest rumors are to be believed, Haas won’t be going with any of the obvious choices As per reports by ESPN, former F1 driver and Aston Martin’s reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg is allegedly the new favorite to join Haas as Kevin Magnussen’s teammate Seemingly, Nico Hulkenberg is rated highly by team owner Gene Haas as well as current driver Kevin Magnussen Supposedly, Hulkenberg’s experience of 181 race starts has made him the new favorite for the second seat at Haas Then there is Pierre Gasly who has been greenlit by AlphaTauri to join Alpine from next year. This was previously dependent on whether AlphaTauri could sign IndyCar driver Colton Herta However, AutoHebdo reports that AlphaTauri have supposedly given up on any hope of that happening This is seemingly because AlphaTauri are now going after Nyck de Vries whose stock has risen considerably after last week’s race in Monza as per reports by de Telegraaf As per AutoHebdo, a meeting between Nyck and Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has already taken place and that a deal is imminent The final piece of the puzzle is the seat at Williams. The consensus is that Nicholas Latifi will be replaced but there is some uncertainty regarding who will replace Latifi GP Blog have reported that this spot at Williams could allegedly be taken by F2 driver Logan Sargeant Rapid Rumours Supposedly, the main reason why Colton Herta won’t be eligible for a super license is because the FIA rates IndyCar below Formula 3 [Auto Racing 1] Alfa Romeo are seemingly looking to make a deal with Haas similar to what they currently have with Sauber [Auto Racing 1] Red Bull and Honda are allegedly looking to extend their partnership to 2026 and beyond following the collapse of talks with Porsche [GP Blog] Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas “can't say anything about Audi” [Auto Bild] 'But it wouldn't change anything for me personally” Audi is reportedly looking at former Formula 1 driver Cristiano da Matta as team boss for their upcoming F1 team [La Gazetta dello Sport] Should Haas hire Nico Hulkenberg?

September 19, 2022 from Formula World