Hulkenberg plays down Ferrari move reports

Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Force India F1. Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Practice, Sepang, Malaysia, Friday 23 March 2012.Aug.30 (GMM) Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg has played down reports that he could be headed to Ferrari to replace Felipe Massa in 2013.

After taking some time to settle back into racing this year following a season on the bench, the former Williams driver has impressed at Force India, in recent grands prix.

“That [early struggle] has changed and now I am fully comfortable,” he said ahead of this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Reports have even mentioned Hulkenberg, 25, as a possible contender for struggling Massa’s cockpit alongside Fernando Alonso.

“That’s all speculation and it wasn’t me who put it on the table,” he is quoted by SID news agency at Spa.

“It’s nice when you get good press, but I’m just concentrating on my job,” added Hulkenberg.

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  • Forza Ferrari

    Yes, he would probably be a good choice, but in my opinion there are better options available for Ferrari. I personally would really like to see Sergio Perez behind the wheel of a Prancing Horse. Hülkenberg might be a bit more experienced than Perez, but Perez is the more exciting driver. He’s young, bold and fearless…much like Massa was when he joined Ferrari.

  • McLaren Fan

    So far every man and his dog has been linked with Ferrari.
    I think that Natalie Pinkham has been in talks with Ferrari and Red Bull, but Ferrari may have Natalie Pinkham to replace Massa, and another is that Pastor Maldonado could also replace Massa.

  • Kimi4WDC

    People urging for Perez, do realise that this will mean he is going to be next Barrichello at most, right?

    If guy really believe (know) he will be a Champion, he will patiently wait until Alonso moves on and take his place.

    You have to understand that Alonso is not youngster any more, and every season he will take maximum. Same as Schummi he will get every statistic his way if he could and lucky for him Ferrari is the team to do so. This is also why he so strong, he is very focused.