2013 was, indeed, a rocky season for the Sauber F1 Team. Especially the first half of the season did not turn out as we expected it would. However during the second half of the season we made significant progress and worked hard to move forward.
Sahara Force India today announced the news that most observers had been expecting for some time; that Nico Hulkenberg will return to the team for 2014. The German driver has impressed greatly during this season, with some exceptional qualifying and race performances in the Sauber, but despite knocking on the door of the top teams, he has not been able to create an opening. So he goes back to the team for which he drove in 2012
Nico Hulkenberg will leave Sauber and return to Force India in 2014, it was confirmed on Tuesday. The 26-year-old German has agreed a multi-year deal with the Silverstone-based squad – for whom he raced in 2012 – ending months of speculation about his future
F1: Nico Hulkenberg rejoins Force India on a multi-year contract just a year after leaving the team for Sauber
As expected, Lotus have announced that Pastor Maldonado will join the Enstone-based team next season alongside Romain Grosjean, who retains his race seat for a third year. Sauber’s Nico Hulkenberg was the initial frontrunner to replace Kimi Raikkonen, who will return to Ferrari next season, at Lotus. However, consistent delays in an investment deal with Quantum Motorsports meant Lotus required a driver with backing and Maldonado – with his $30m of sponsorship money from Venezuelan oil company PDVSA – entered the frame
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