Vasseur said that he had indeed been talking to Hulkenberg, with whom he has always maintained a good relationship. The two are friends and Vasseur has of course been the German driver’s team boss before when he was still active in the junior racing series. The Alfa Romeo CEO did let it be known that there are still a number of factors he must work with before Hulkenberg becomes a serious option.
“I need to consult with the team’s shareholders first and we need to find out what Kimi Raikkonen wants to do next season,” Vasseur told the Beyond The Grid Podcast “I don’t want to disturb the team just yet.” It would be the worst scenario to have those discussions today. ”
In addition, Vasseur believes that the team will have to recover first, before talking to drivers: “I am not sure if we can convince someone to come to us when we are having such a hard time. We have to recover first and then we can convince drivers to join us, ”said Vasseur.