Frijns to replace Hulkenberg at Sauber?

Robin Frijns

Robin Frijns

A series of developments have come together to form Formula 1’s very latest hot topic.

After the financially-struggling Sauber failed to pay him on time, therefore breaching its contract, it is rumoured that Hungary could be Nico Hulkenberg’s last race for the Swiss team.

Where the German might be headed is unknown, but the latest news hints at who his replacement might be.

Robin Frijns, the highly-rated 21-year-old and Sauber’s reserve driver, has lost his GP2 seat at the Hilmer team, despite winning the 2013 Spanish GP2 race.

“So that was it then,” he wrote on Twitter. “No money no drive.”

“Winning championships is not enough these days,” added Frijns, the reigning Formula Renault 3.5 title winner.

It is rumoured that German Hulkenberg, after leaving Sauber, might simply sit out the rest of 2013 before making his next move.

If it was up to 1964 world champion John Surtees, he would already be at McLaren.

“I am not saying Perez isn’t talented,” he told the Daily Mail, “but it was too early for him to go into such an environment at McLaren.

“I know who I would have had there – Nico Hulkenberg. He has served his time and would have made a good match with Jenson,” said Surtees. (GMM)

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  • Shaoking

    Let’s hope so!!

  • =El Presidente=

    This is news i like!

    Go Frijns! this would be a well deserved break!

    Although in all honesty i can not imagine that Hulkenberg rather sits on the sideline, then racing a underperforming car..

  • McLarenfan

    Nico Hulkenberg to McLaren would be a superb move John Surtees has a good eye for talent

  • =El Presidente=

    yes Hulk is McL-worthy for sure.

    I think Perez will be .. some day.. maybe.. im not to impressed by him.
    I think actually there are a lot of unimpressive drivers on the grid..

    -Maldonado.. disappointing, and very prone to crash.
    -Bottas.. Young , fast, but very ‘flat’ no sparkles what-so-ever
    -V/G Garde.. even being Dutch i must admit that i don’t see it happening for him.
    -Pic.. also ‘just another driver’
    -Chilton… totally out-paced by his teammate Bianchi.
    -Perez.. though we have to see what he can do in a proper car of course
    -Guiltierez.. Underperformer of the year i would say, by far not worthy a seat in F1.. at least not worth in performance.

    All the rest are at least worthy of driving F1 (imo)