According to Nico Hulkenberg, Haas allowed Mick Schumacher ample opportunity to demonstrate why he should be given the Haas seat for 2023.
The 35-year-old driver, who has not had a full-time race seat since 2019 and says he initiated serious conversations with the small American team “around the summer break,” believes he has been unemployed since 2019.
Hulkenberg, who was serving as the reserve driver for Aston Martin and was in Abu Dhabi at the time, told Sky Deutschland that “after that it was piece by bit.”
The German commented that after the summer, Mick suddenly started performing better and was given more time, although the whole process took a lot longer than expected.
Hulkenberg has maintained throughout this process that he has been “very positive,” but he has not yet decided whether or not he would sign the dotted line.
He remarked, “It went all the way to the end, and we didn’t know for sure until a few days ago that we had won it.”
“During the summer, there was a higher chance that it wouldn’t work out than there was that it would work out. But despite that, I was not at all tense.
“Of course, I’m happy at this point. This year is shaping up to be even busier than the last. Being the third driver allows for a more relaxed driving experience. You are not put in a stressful situation in which there is pressure on you to do well.
“But despite having taken some time off, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I didn’t want the chapter to end.”
Even Mick Schumacher’s pal Sebastian Vettel has expressed his joy for his fellow countryman’s success.
Vettel is quoted as saying, “Of course it stings for Mick since I’m extremely close to him.” “However, I couldn’t be happier that Nico has made it back onto the grid because he is one of those drivers who has the potential.
“Each and every time he’s been in the automobile, he’s demonstrated that. It’s possible that he wasn’t always in the correct car at the appropriate time, especially here and there.
Hulkenberg has stated that in order to return to full health for the 2023 season, he will prepare “intensively,” beginning with the Haas test in Abu Dhabi in the following year.
He smiled as he said, “It won’t be easy but I’ll survive.”
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