Nico Hulkenberg recently took to social media to dispel rumors suggesting he had inked a contract extension with Haas, extending his tenure until 2025.
At the launch of the F1 Drive karting experience at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the topic of his future with the American team arose, given his contract’s expiration this year.
A journalist misinterpreted Hulkenberg’s comments during a press conference, erroneously reporting his supposed contract extension through 2025 while implying uncertainty for his teammate Kevin Magnussen.
Responding to the inaccurate report on social media, Hulkenberg clarified the situation, playfully stating, “Don’t believe everything. Someone took a joke a bit too serious,” accompanied by a winking emoji.
With Hulkenberg’s clarification, attention remains on his status in the 2024 driver market.
Haas team principal Ayao Komatsu aims to address the team’s issues with the VF-24, hoping to make Haas an attractive option for drivers in 2025.
Komatsu acknowledges the team’s developmental challenges, expressing excitement for the prospects ahead, saying, “It’s certainly very exciting times for us in Haas.”
Komatsu faces forthcoming decisions regarding the team’s driver lineup.
With Hulkenberg and Magnussen both nearing the end of their contracts and Ferrari academy prospect Oliver Bearman intensifying his testing with Haas ahead of a Formula Two title bid, changes may be on the horizon for the team.
The impending choices signal a potential shift in direction for Haas as they navigate the competitive landscape of Formula One.