Hulkenberg leaving options open for 2014

Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Force India F1 Team. Formula One World Championship, Rd18, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Preparations, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Thursday 1 November 2012.Nov.10 (GMM) Sauber’s new signing Nico Hulkenberg has left open his options for the 2014 season, intensifying speculation that he could be paving a road to Ferrari.

Some have interpreted the German’s move from Force India to Sauber for next year as a sideways step, while others think Hulkenberg is laying down a path to his future with the small, Ferrari-powered Swiss team.

Indeed, the 25-year-old was linked with Ferrari’s works team before Maranello decided to keep Felipe Massa in 2013, but the Brazilian – like Hulkenberg – has only been signed up for a single season.

“I cannot tell you where I’m going in 2014,” Hulkenberg told Germany’s Auto Bild Motorsport. “Formula One is a fast-moving business.”

He did admit; “In the long term I want to drive for podiums and race wins and become world champion.

“Which team it will be with is located in the stars,” added Hulkenberg.

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