Hulkenberg ice cold about Mick Schumacher: "Never had a real relationship"
Created: 12/22/2022 11:03 am
By: Christoph Klaucke
Nico Hülkenberg speaks about Mick Schumacher for the first time since his return to Formula 1.
The veteran replaces the Schumi son at Haas.
Munich – Nico Hülkenberg is the only German driver in Formula 1 next season. The 35-year-old replaces his compatriot Mick Schumacher, of all people.
For the son of record world champion Michael Schumacher, there was no longer a regular cockpit available in the premier class.
Born: August 19, 1987 (age 35 years), Emmerich am Rhein
Formula 1 races: 181
Championship points: 521
Nico Hulkenberg ousts Mick Schumacher from Formula 1
The news hit Germany like a bomb.
Mick Schumacher lost his place in Formula 1, Haas did not want to extend the contract after two years due to many accidents and few points.
Nico Hülkenberg was replaced by an experienced driver who had not had a permanent F1 cockpit since leaving Renault in 2019.
Not an easy situation between the two Germans, but not a big deal for Hulkenberg.
"We haven't spoken to each other since.
We never really exchanged ideas before that," Emmericher said in an interview with RTL / ntv about the relationship with Schumacher.
Nico Hulkenberg talks about the relationship with Mick Schumacher.
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Hulkenberg ice cold about Mick Schumacher: "We never had a real relationship"
Hülkenberg said that of course we chatted with each other at the drivers' parade.
But nothing more, which is also due to the age difference.
“Mick is also a different generation.
We never had a real relationship, something like he has with Sebastian (Vettel, ed.), "Hülkenberg chose quite cold words.
Vettel, who resigned at the end of the year, is considered the mentor of the 23-year-old Schumacher.
"The story is what it is now.
If it hadn't been me, it might have been someone else," Hülkenberg tried to put the explosive constellation into perspective.
Haas would have replaced Schumacher with another driver anyway.
Schumacher has now moved to Mercedes in a new role.
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Hulkenberg is training for a Formula 1 comeback
Hülkenberg, who wants to take his one-year-old daughter Noemi Sky and his wife Egle to the race track as often as possible, is now preparing intensively for his return to Formula 1.
In order for the comeback to succeed, a lot of discipline is now required.
Delicacies at Christmas are not included.
"Here and there I'll get my hands on a cookie, hopefully.
And just enjoy the peace and quiet for a while,” said Hülkenberg, who emphasized: “The training continues at the same time.”