Nico Hulkenberg will step up his function as System 1’s main supersub after securing offers with each Aston Martin and Mercedes for the 2021 season.
The German veteran confirmed the information through Austrian channel ServusTV.
“[I’ll work] as a reserve driver for Aston Martin and in addition for Mercedes in chosen races,” Hulkenberg stated.
The Mercedes aspect is predicted to pertain to when the workforce’s ordinary reserve drivers Nyck de Vries and Stoffel Vandoorne have calendar clashes with their System E duties.
That might put Hulkenberg within the sizzling seat for any of the Spanish Grand Prix or Monaco Grand Prix in Might, plus Azerbaijan in June.
A Mercedes gig would characterize an enormous alternative for Hulkenberg, 33, to lastly rating a maiden podium, having gone with no rostrum look in 178 race begins thus far.
The reserve function has change into of larger significance previously 12 months, with quite a few drivers contracting COVID-19.
That itself led to Hulkenberg making cameo appearances for Racing Level (now Aston Martin) final yr, when Sergio Perez and later Lance Stroll examined optimistic to coronavirus.
Mercedes additionally had an occasion, calling up George Russell from Williams to cowl for a COVID-hit Lewis Hamilton.
As such, Hulkenberg’s full-season Aston Martin association is a continuation of his 2020 efforts.
The winner of the 2009 GP2 title and 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans has raced for Williams, Power India/Racing Level, Sauber and Renault.
Aston Martin will discipline Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll as its major drivers, with Mercedes retaining Valtteri Bottas alongside Hamilton.