Nico Hulkenberg could be soon back in Formula 1 and not just being the super-sub, recent reports link him to Haas for a full-time seat for the 2023 season.

Hulkenberg has become somewhat of a super-sub in F1, having stepped in for Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin during the opening two races of this season. As well as fulfilling the same role in 2020 when he started two races for Racing Point, scoring 10 points and putting his car third on the grid on the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

But, its now been three seasons since the German driver has had a full time seat in Formula 1, having last done so for Renault… But this could be about to change!

Mick Schumacher’s contract will be expiring at the end of the season, and their is currently little talk that it will be extended. Speculation has turned as to who will be sitting in the seat on the opposite side of the garage to Kevin Magnussen in 2023.

Ricciardo had been a name that was linked although that has now gone cold and his former Renault team-mate Hulkenberg is the latest to be linked with the seat.

Everybody with a superlicence is on the list. I think he’s a candidate like all the other ones, because he’s got a superlicence, he has done F1, he has experience. I mean, there is nobody who is racing now that you could get if you wanted to change. We just have to see what is the best decision.

Haas boss, Steiner talking to about Hulkenberg being a candidate.

Another name which is being thrown into the mix is Antonio Giovinazzi, with the Italian not having the best season in Formula E. His recent outing with Haas at the Italian Grand Prix saw him impress, he is also due for another test with the team at the United States Grand Prix on October.

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