"I'm sure that we'll see him in Formula 1 in two years at the latest," Hulkenberg told N-TV.
"Of course, you have to see the conditions under which he will grow. The expectations are extremely high, this is not an easy situation.
"As far as I can judge from a distance, he does it very well. He just clinched his first [F2] victory.
"Perhaps it has become a bit easier from the cars' point of view. We've got a lot of downforce, the cars aren't easy to drive either, but perhaps a bit self-explanatory and not quite as demanding as they were ten years ago."
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