Verstappen: Hülk worthy of 2021 F1 seat as other drivers "not as good as him"
Max Verstappen believes Nico Hülkenberg is worthy of a full-time return to Formula 1 for next season due to him being a better driver than a number of others currently in the sport.
Hülkenberg underlined his value to a potential team by qualifying a stunning third for Racing Point for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone, finishing a third-of-a-second quicker than team-mate Lance Stroll.
"So, first of all, it clearly shows the car [Racing Point] is, of course very strong," assessed Verstappen. "They did a very good job over the winter.
"But also Nico did an amazing job in qualifying, and I really hope this will help Nico for a seat for next year because he definitely deserves to be in Formula 1."
Outlining his reasoning as to why Hülkenberg should be in a seat for next year, Verstappen added: "There are a few drivers that are not as good as him at the moment, here in F1. It's hopefully a great boost."
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