Free: Renault offered Hulkenberg a one-year contract but turned it down
Formula One legend and non-executive director of the Renault team Alain Prost has revealed that French team Nicu Hulkenberg has been offered a new one-year contract, which the German has refused.
The Renault team confirms that in the F1 season 2020 Nice Hulkenberg will replace the former test driver of the Mercedes Esteban Ocon. The Frenchman will join forces with Daniel Ricciard at the wheel 2020 of the Renault Renault season, while Nico Hulkenberg will have to find a new employer.
Before the race in Belgium, Alain Prost revealed that Renault wanted to retain Hulkenberg but the German did not accept the contract offered.
“We have offered Hulkenberg a contract for 2020 with the possibility of an extension for another year. Nico rejected our proposal because he wanted a two-year contract. I do not want to reveal details, but in the end we decided on Esteban, who will bring the necessary freshness to our team. At the same time, we must thank Nico for his excellent work in recent years. “