Nico Hulkenberg reports that he is the “favorite” of the Haas F1 team in 2023[F1-Gate.com]

Nico Hulkenberg is the ‘favourite’ to replace Mick Schumacher in 2023, Auto Motor und Sport reports.

Mick Schumacher’s results improved over the summer, but it may not be enough to convince Haas F1 Team to keep him for the 2023 season. The 23-year-old Schumacher is set to leave Ferrari’s driver academy at the end of the season, losing the pillar of support he has enjoyed at the Ferrari-owned team since his promotion to F1 in 2021.

Alpine and Williams both have vacancies for 2023, but Mick Schumacher has been sacked by McLaren and Daniel Ricciardo faces stiff competition, with a number of coveted candidates for the latter.

At last weekend’s Zandvoort, Haas F1 team boss Guenther Steiner said he was in no hurry to name a driver to be Kevin Magnussen’s teammate in 2023.

However, according to Auto Motor und Sport, F1 supersub Nico Hulkenberg is now at the top of the Haas F1 team’s list to take over the driving of Mick Schumacher.

Veteran Nico Hulkenberg, 35, enjoyed his last full season in F1 in 2011 with Renault. In 2020, Hulkenberg replaced Racing Point drivers Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll in three races affected by the coronavirus.

This year, Nico Hulkenberg remains with the team under a name change to a certain Aston Martin F1 as a reserve driver, standing in for Sebastian Vettel, who has tested positive for COVID-19, at the first two races of the season, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. served.

After his Aston Martin F1 run, Nico Hulkenberg said he would continue to pursue a full-time effort in Formula 1 if the opportunity presented itself.

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Nico Dülkenberg holds the infamous F1 record (181) as the driver who has started the most races in his career without scoring a podium.

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