Williams ‘best’ for Hulkenberg

Thu, 6 December 2007, 09:38

Willi Weber has described Williams as the “best place” for his new protege Nico Hulkenberg to develop his fledgling formula one career.

Weber, who famously guided Michael Schumacher into the sport and became known as ‘Mr 20 percent’ for his lucrative contract terms, accompanied rookie Hulkenberg to Jerez this week where the 20-year-old tested for the first time over two days.

On Tuesday he narrowly outpaced 2008 racer Kazuki Nakajima, and on day two was about four tenths off Nico Rosberg’s testing pace.

Weber admits that he is trying to secure an official test seat at Williams for the young German.

“At Williams, Nico can shine much better than at a big team like Ferrari,” Weber, 65, told Auto Motor und Sport.

“Look at Rosberg. He has made a great name for himself with Williams, and now everyone says he would go very fast in a Ferrari,” he insisted.

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