The formalization of the renewal of Antonio Giovinazzi with the Alfa Romeo Racing for 2020 set the last hope for Nico Hulkenberg to stay in F1 as a starter next season (except for revolutions at Red Bull-Toro Rosso, a scenario currently far enough to occur). The Renault driver in this season finale is undoubtedly offering solid and consistent performance, but the F1 is ruthless and the 1987 class rider remained without a steering wheel.
Officer: Giovinazzi in Alfa Romeo also in 2020
Nico Hulkenberg has denied the rumors that they wanted it at the start in the DTM in 2020 and now it has become attractive beyond the Ocean in Indycar. The German driver has already put his hands forward a little while ago, stressing that he doesn't feel like racing over the ovals, but there is a team that could offer him all the races on the street circuits and citizens, with the exception of those scheduled on speedways. Let's talk about the Ed Carpenter team, who will run in first person in the five scheduled races on the ovals and has a free car for the remaining stages on the calendar. Reached by the German newspaper Auto Motor und Sport Hulkenberg has more closely embraced the gap year option: "Personally, I feel no shame in considering taking a year off. After ten years, I'll just watch. I probably will not drive anything next season, only heaven knows. "
Hulkenberg: "I'm shy, not arrogant"
According to the US newspaper Beyond the flag the other candidate for the Carpenter team car is Rinus Veekay. The Dutch driver has won six races and finished the season in second place just 21 points from the winner Oliver Askew, who will be at the start in Indycar with McLaren. Reached by the head Racer Carpenter spent these words on Veekay: "It is certainly on our notebook, being able to contend for the title with a Andretti team driver who dominated the category in 2018 is remarkable. The Juncos team is a great team, but I think Veekay has put so much of his in the results of this beautiful season. "