Why Hulkenberg's Red Bull chance is out of his hands
Nico Hulkenberg's Formula 1 outings this year have been a product of exceptional circumstances, but they've opened the door to a possible 2021 Red Bull seat. However, just like his return to racing this year, it's something totally out of his hands
When Nico Hulkenberg walked out of the paddock at last year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, he was surrounded by reflections of a Formula 1 career that had not fully delivered on the opportunities that had come its way.
For all the brilliance he showed on his way to the top, Hulkenberg's time at Williams, Force India, Sauber and Renault had failed to produce the kind of star results he perhaps deserved. Yes, there had been that brilliant pole position for Williams at the end of his rookie campaign in 2010 in Brazil, but a look back over Hulkenberg's career pointed more to the moments that had got away from him.
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