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F1 star refuses to rule out Audi switch

F1 star refuses to rule out Audi switch

F1 star refuses to rule out Audi switch

F1 star refuses to rule out Audi switch

Nico Hulkenberg appears open to exploring opportunities with other F1 teams, with the intriguing prospect of potentially joining the new Sauber-Audi venture seemingly catching his attention.

Despite his stint with struggling Haas, who finished at the bottom of the constructors' standings in 2023, the 36-year-old German has often expressed a mix of satisfaction and criticism regarding his experience.

Hulkenberg's outspoken views, particularly on Haas' late-season 'B'-spec car upgrade, hint at his willingness to consider alternative options.

Nico Hulkenberg did not rule out a potential switch to Audi in 2026
Nico Hulkenberg is the only German driver on the F1 grid

Hulkenberg: Only time will tell

As the sole German driver in the F1 line-up, Hulkenberg has found himself in the midst of speculations connecting him to Audi.

With Audi gradually assuming control of Sauber and gearing up for a comprehensive works project set for 2026, Hulkenberg's name is swirling in the intriguing mix of potential collaborations - and while speaking to Auto Motor und Sport, he did not rule out a potential switch.

"Only time will tell," he said of whether a potential move to Audi could be an option for him at the end of his Haas contract.

"Let's see how the season goes next year. Do we have a competitive car? Which people are recommended for which tasks?

"I can't answer with confidence now. We probably have to position ourselves a little differently internally so that the same thing doesn't happen again [at Haas]."

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