Hulkenberg focused ‘exclusively’ on F1

Date published: August 12 2019

Nico Hulkenberg has downplayed rumours he could swap to Formula E next season, adamant his goal is to remain in Formula 1.

The German, who holds the unwanted record of the most grand prix starts without a podium, is not having the best of seasons with Renault this year.

Hulkenberg has managed just four top-ten results in 12 starts, leaving the 31-year-old down in 14th place in the Drivers’ standings.

His performances have led to rumours that Esteban Ocon could take his place at Renault, leaving Hulkenberg to look elsewhere for a drive.

One suggestion is he could move over to Haas, replacing the under-fire Romain Grosjean, while other reports are linking to a move to Formula E where he would join up with Porsche.

For now, though, he insists his focus in Formula 1 and only F1.

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

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

He added: “There are always rumours, it’s like that in F1.

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

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