Hulkenberg says no to Spyker seat

Wed, 25 July 2007, 02:52

Nico Hulkenberg’s manager Willi Weber has ruled out using the opportunity of the vacant Spyker race seat to give his young charge a formula one debut.

Weber, who also guided Michael Schumacher’s long and successful grand prix career, said he is not in a rush to introduce the pinnacle of motor sport to A1GP’s reigning 19-year-old series champion.

“Nico does not need a fast formula one debut,” Weber, who has placed Hulkenberg in the F3 Euroseries for the balance of the year, is quoted as saying by Motorsport Aktuell.

“And I would never put one of my drivers in a Spyker.”

Spyker principal Colin Kolles responded: “I would never cooperate with Mr. Weber.”

Indeed, it is reported on Wednesday that former Super Aguri racer and current GP2 driver Sakon Yamamoto has come up with the money to finish the 2007 season with the Dutch team.

The Japanese’s Wikipedia entry said: “This is apparently thanks to his significant financial clout.”

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