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Hulkenberg Eyeing Race Seat For 2010

One of F1’s brightest young stars, 21 year old German driver Nico Hulkenberg has admitted that he is hoping he can turn his test role into a race one for the 2010 season.

The protege of Michael Schumacher’s manager Willi Weber is one in a long line of bright new German motor racing stars, with Sebastian Vettel lighting up the track at the moment.

Hulkenberg joined Williams last year as a test and 3rd driver, while still racing in the F3 Euroseries.  He has been highly successful in that category, winning the F3 Euroseries title in 2008, and the Marlboro Masters at Zandvoort in 2007.  During the 2006-2007 off-season he won the A1GP title with Team Germany.

Williams can see the talent in the rookie, and trusted him with the track debut of their new car, the Fw31 a couple of weeks ago.

“I hope they turn to me if a place becomes available,” Hulkenberg told Swiss magazine Motorsport Aktuell

“That is absolutely my personal goal [to get an F1 seat],”

“Last year I drove ten days, this year [with the new rules] there will be probably no more than five. But the team already knows from last year how I drive.”



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