Manager denies Hulkenberg not paid in 2012

Aug.29 (GMM) Nico Hulkenberg's manager has denied reports the German driver has gone without pay so far in 2012.

Nico Hulkenberg, Sahara Force India F1 with Otmar Szafnauer, Sahara Force India F1 Chief Operating Officer
Nico Hulkenberg, Sahara Force India F1 with Otmar Szafnauer, Sahara Force India F1 Chief Operating Officer

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Austria's Sportwoche mentioned speculation Hulkenberg, 25, and his teammate Paul di Resta might have been the latest victims of Force India team owner Vijay Mallya's struggling Indian airline Kingfisher.

The report cited "several" paddock sources who believe the duo have not yet been paid anything this season.

"These are rumours," Hulkenberg's manager Timo Gans is quoted by Germany's Sport1.

"I really wonder where this information comes from -- maybe people know more than we do," he added.

When asked specifically if Hulkenberg has been paid in 2012, Gans answered: "Yes."

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Series FORMULA 1
Drivers Paul di Resta , Nico Hulkenberg
Teams Force India
Article type Rumor
Tags di resta, force india, gans, hulkenberg, kingfisher, mallya