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Williams wants Hulkenberg to sign five-year contract

The holdup on Nico Hulkenberg's contract extension for 2011 is because Williams wants him to commit for a very long time, according to a German report. It has been reported that the British team is contemplating replacing the 2009 GP2 champion...

The holdup on Nico Hulkenberg's contract extension for 2011 is because Williams wants him to commit for a very long time, according to a German report.

It has been reported that the British team is contemplating replacing the 2009 GP2 champion next year with the Venezuelan pay-driver Pastor Maldonado.

But Sir Frank Williams has now described 23-year-old German Hulkenberg as "exceptional", raising doubts about the reason for the delay in his re-signing for 2011.

According to Sport Bild, the Oxfordshire based team wants him to sign a new five-year contract.

The deal will reportedly include a EUR15 million 'out' fee in the event that Hulkenberg wants to switch to a different team before the five year term is concluded.

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