Talent should be stronger than money - Hulkenberg

By on Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Nico Hulkenberg believes that talent should be stronger than money.

The German is without a race drive in 2011 having been replaced by Pastor Maldonado - heavily funded by the Venezuelan government - at Williams.

Hulkenberg has since seeked refuge at Force India as their reserve driver, and he hopes he can return to the grid in 2012.

“Well, it’s a tough situation to accept,” he told the official F1 website, “but on the other hand it is not something that I can change, so it doesn’t help to get furious about it. My aim for the future is to avoid such situations and find a way that can guarantee me a cockpit and look for a team that is banking on talent.

There are obviously some teams on the grid that seem to need drivers that come with money and that’s a bit sad, as the sport should be driven by talent.

It is probably the current economic climate that has created such a situation because you also have to say that, without funding there is no racing, so there is the necessity to dig for gold. Of course it would be preferable in Formula 1 for the best drivers to compete against each other with sheer talent alone and not with their wallets.”

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