Nico Hülkenberg tasted driving an IndyCar

Nico Hülkenberg made his first laps at the wheel of an IndyCar single-seater at the start of the week at Barber Motorsport. What did the Formula 1 driver think of it?

THE’IndyCar, new eldorado for the disappointed F1 ? After Romain Grosjean, whose successful debut season saw him promoted to Andretti, and Marcus Ericsson, Nico Hülkenberg could perhaps respond to the sirens of North American discipline.

The German, still under contract with Aston Martin Racing as the third driver in F1, took part on Monday in a test organized by McLaren Arrow SP, the Woking structure which aligns Pato O’Ward and Félix Rosenqvist on the American routes.

From F1 to IndyCar, what did the “Hulk” think?

Driving the Dallara-Chevrolet in colors Papaya, Hulk has come full circle 100 rounds of the route of Barber Motorsport Park, just to get your hands dirty behind the wheel of these single-seaters somewhat different from an F1. What did he think of it?

« I suffered because the car is very physical and I have to go back to the gym », Nico joked when he got out of the car. “You had to get used to the aeroscreen, but I was in the rhythm in the afternoon. An IndyCar is heavier with less aero load, but ultimately very similar in feel to Formula 1. Working with the team also allowed me to see that they are as professional as in F1, even if the environment is more rudimentary on the American circuits. « 

It remains to be seen what Hülkenberg intends to do to 2022. It is rumored that McLaren could put him athird single-seater available. At the same time, the former Racing Point driver is continuing discussions with Ed Carpenter Racing to participate in the road and urban events of the championship. Case to be continued …

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