Manager wants Williams debut for Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg will make his Formula One debut for Williams next year if the British team activates a contract option, according to his manager. German Hulkenberg, 21, is managed by Willi Weber, who famously handled the ultra-successful career...

Nico Hulkenberg will make his Formula One debut for Williams next year if the British team activates a contract option, according to his manager.

German Hulkenberg, 21, is managed by Willi Weber, who famously handled the ultra-successful career of Michael Schumacher.

The reigning F3 Euroseries champion currently contests GP2 with ART, the team run by former Ferrari boss Jean Todt's son Nicolas, and backed by traditional Schumacher sponsors including Dekra and Deutsche Vermogensberatung.

Weber wants Hulkenberg to move into F1 next year.

"I have not only held conversations with Williams," he told Germany's Sport Bild, "however if Williams takes up the option, we will drive there for certain."

Weber said he has had talks about Hulkenberg with every Formula One team "except Red Bull".

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Jean Todt , Nico Hulkenberg
Teams Ferrari , Williams