Hulkenberg To Become A Reserve Driver?
Hulkenberg, who celebrated his first Formula One pole position in Brazil only a few weeks ago, looks set to become a reserve driver, after efforts to secure another seat in F1 look increasingly unlikely for the 2011 season. This has led Hulkenberg's manager Willi Weber to reportedly believe a test position in a top team as the best remaining alternative for the young German driver. Speaking with Germany's Auto Motor und Sport Weber said that it would be a better option to be "the third man in a top team than the first man with a backmarker" Although, Mercedes chief Norbert Haug, who has been playing down rumours linking Hulkenberg to Mercedes by saying "There's currently no contact," disagrees with Weber's opinion, commenting: "If he wants to keep his career going in a straight line, he would be better off racing with a second or even third-rate team." Haug also praised Hulkenberg's potential adding "His car didn't drive itself to pole position in Brazil" Before his F1 debut Hulkenberg has had an impressive career with title in A1, European F3 and the F1 feeder series GP2,