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Aston Martin remaining 'close' to Hulkenberg, just in case

Aston Martin F1 has yet to name its reserve driver for the 2021 season, but team boss Otmar Szafnauer says super sub Nico Hulkenberg could fulfill the role. Hulkenberg was called upon by Team Silverstone to replace Sergio Perez at Silverstone's double-header last year after the Mexican was sidelined for two races by COVID-19. But later in the season, when teammate Lance Stroll was also hit with a bout of the coronavirus, Racing Point again recruited the German driver to substitute for the Canadian at the Eifel GP. Asked recently by broadcaster RTL if Hulkenberg would be standing in the wings this season, Szafnauer said: "Could very well be. There is nothing to announce yet but watch...
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