Nico Hulkenberg to join Sauber for 2025 season

Published on 30 April 2024 at 16:00

Nico Hulkenberg at the 2010 Canadian Grand Prix                            Credit: Wikimedia Commons


Nico Hulkenberg is set to join Kick Sauber Formula One team for the 2025 season after two seasons with Haas.

The 36-year-old German racing driver will be teaming up with either Valtteri Bottas or Zhou Guanyu with no team news having been released regarding who  Hulkenberg will be replacing.

Hulkenberg has been in F1 for over 14 years from his debut with Williams setting the team first pole position in more than five years.

He was only there for his first season and was moved over to Force India as a reserve driver which earned him a seat for the 2012 season alongside Paul di Resta.

The first introduction to Sauber was one season later in 2013 where he joined the team but returned back to Force India for the following season.

Three seasons later and its was confirmed that Hulkenberg would be switching sides over to Renault for 2017 replacing Kevin Magnussen and Jolson Palmer was replaced mid-season by Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr.

Esteban Ocon was hot on his seat as he took over his spot at Renault in 2020 and was racing for Racing Point following positive COVID results for Lance Stroll and his team-mate Sergio Perez.

Another positive COVID test for Sebastian Vettel was Hulkenberg's chance to get out on track and score some points as a reserve driver.

Ultimately, he returned back to the grid as a full-time driver for the 2023 season with Haas F1 team and now will be joining Sauber from 2025 onwards.

The German remains the driver to hold a record for 'most Formula One career starts without a podium finish with 208 starts.


Harley Parker

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