Nico Hulkenberg was allowed to take a seat in the car this weekend for the second time this season Racing Point to the sick Lance Stroll to replace. The Hulk immediately made an impression with his raid, driving from 20th to eighth place during the race. Helmut Marko has now announced that Hulkenberg almost drove for Red Bull during the Grand Prix of Eifel, because a corona test of Alexander Albon did not give a clear result.
“We were already talking to Hulkenberg on Friday,” the Red Bull executive revealed in it AvD Motorsport Magazine on SPORT1. Albon had an uncertain and undefined test result. That test could have been positive. I called Hulkenberg immediately after landing in Germany, ” said Marko.
In the same interview, Helmut Marko also said that Albon must perform if he wants to keep his seat at Red Bull. If the British Thai does not manage, Red Bull will look at drivers like Sergio Perez and the aforementioned Nico Hulkenberg to take the seat next to it in 2021 Max Verstappen to fill. Marko does emphasize that this only happens if Albon really does not perform well enough. Marko believes that no one can get closer than three tenths to Verstappen and according to the 77-year-old Austrian, Albon has shown that he can do that on a good day.