Hulkenberg manager spotted in Force India talks for 2014 seat

Nico Hulkenberg with Robert Fearnley and Vijay Mallya

Nico Hulkenberg with Robert Fearnley and Vijay Mallya

The possibility of a return to Force India in 2014 for Nico Hulkenberg is starting to look more significant.

It was believed that the Silverstone based team was not an option for the German, as he had annoyed supremo Vijay Mallya by deciding to leave for Sauber after just a single season together, in 2012.

It is also reported that Force India still owes Hulkenberg money. But as the 26-year-old looks desperately for a seat for 2014, it must be noted that Hulkenberg, his manager Werner Heinz, and Force India’s sporting director Otmar Szafnauer were spotted deep in conversation at a table in the Abu Dhabi paddock.

According to Auto Motor und Sport, Hulkenberg dismissed the significance of the meeting on the basis that he has known Szafnauer “for a long time”.

Force India, however, has a seat vacant for 2014, as Paul di Resta is increasingly nervous about his future.

“It’s a bit of a nightmare,” the Scot admitted in Abu Dhabi.

“Vijay and the other guys are giving off good signals about next season but I would like to know for sure,” di Resta told BBC television. (GMM)

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  • Emaaduddin

    Get Nico Hulkenberg and James Calado at Force India for 2014!!

  • GreenHell

    Is it only a rumour that Force India is still in debt with Hulk’s salary for the 2012 season, at least with a part of it? Same story for Di Resta and Sutil this season?

    Hulk must be actually desperate to contact them again. Crazy F1 times…