Nico Hulkenberg a few days ago in Alabama, on the Barber Motorsports Park circuit, his first taste of what it means to be behind the wheel of a single-seater IndyCar. There is no certainty that there will be an encore of this experience, because the German driver has not yet formalized any commitment for the 2022 season and it is not obvious that he will be able to run one or more stages of the stars and stripes championship next year. Speaking with the official website of the American series, however, the former F1 veteran – who also boasts a victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, obtained in 2015 – underlined the difficulties presented by the Dallara DW12 UAK18.
“This was my first time in an Indy car and my first time at Barber Motorsports Park – said Hulkenberg at the conclusion of the tests – and overall I think it was a good and successful dayor”. The Emmerich native drove for the team McLaren Arrow, who would like to join a third driver next season to the intriguing pair O’Ward-Rosenqvist. However, nothing has yet been defined for the future. “I can definitely confirm that these steering wheel ‘monsters’ are very physical cars – commented the third Aston Martin driver – it took me a while in the morning to feel comfortable, but in the afternoon the lap times and performance started coming and it was a lot of fun. I do a big thank you to Arrow McLaren SP for offering me this opportunity and for their very professional work on the track “.
Should he race in IndyCar next year, Hulkenberg would find his old rival back on track Romain Grosjean. The two fought for many seasons in F1, finding themselves against each other on the track from 2012 to 2020. The two also competed for the 2009 GP2 title in the first part of that season, before the Frenchman left the series. to make his debut in the Circus.
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