Jos Verstappen wants Hulkenberg to be his son’s team mate

Nico Hulkenberg (Getty Images)

Nico Hulkenberg (Getty Footage)

Jos Verstappen says that if he was working Purple Bull, Nico Hulkenberg would commerce Alex Albon and alter into his son Max’s workers mate in 2021.

Max Verstappen in the mean time admitted – twice – that he ought to be paired on the employees with Hulkenberg subsequent yr.

“It’d more than likely solely be three drivers – Albon, Hulkenberg or (Sergio) Perez,” father Jos Verstappen instructed the Peptalk program on Ziggo Sport.

“I’ve the an an related need as Max,” the Dutchman smiled.

Verstappen senior argues that struggling British-born Thai driver Albon is solely not performing successfully ample to care for up the seat into 2021.

“For the time being, no,” he talked about.  

“Max does want a terribly setting pleasant teammate – the last word phrase race would have gone in each different case for a begin. If his workers mate had been behind Hamilton, he may want is also discovered earlier to he wished to and the having satisfying with having enjoyable with having fun with taking part in playing cards would have been shuffled in each different case.

“With teammate you furthermore get elevated data in apply,” Verstappen, 48, continued. “If in case you have got obtained two drivers who can go their separate methods, you get more information that methodology.”

The Verstappen camp admitted approach as quickly as additional that Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton can’t be crushed for the 2020 title, so now the precept purpose is on 2021 – nonetheless no additional forward than that.

“We take a look at it from yr to yr,” Jos Verstappen admitted.

“There’ll more than likely be new alternate picks subsequent yr, nonetheless the auto and engine ought to be improved. There’ll more than likely be a mannequin new engine subsequent season, which is already elevated than the present one, in order that’s constructive. Nonetheless the opponents does not stand nonetheless, really,” he talked about.

“We should all the time always wait till we’ve the mannequin new automotive nonetheless it absolutely’s been a hard season. We have now now dropped our 4 occasions – thrice in Italy, as shortly as in Austria.

“Nonetheless, we do uncover that we’re getting nearer to the opponents. The ultimate phrase race was notably thrilling so hopefully we could have a a lot larger automotive subsequent yr in order that Max has a hazard to battle for the championship.”

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