Hulkenberg Will Be at Ferrari in 3 Years Time - Manager

We're not sure how many years Frank Williams signed young Nico Hulkenberg for, but the first glimpse of that was given to the Finnish media by race-driver manager Willi Weber. According to a report in Finland's Turun Sanomat, the long-time manager of Michael Schumacher and also the man who guides Hulkenberg's steps in F1 revealed that he has prepared a Ferrari future for his new protege.

Within three years, Ferrari will have Nico,” allegedly predicted Weber in an interview with the aforementioned publication.

The first rumors about Hulkenberg joining the Scuderia came during the summer of 2009, when Ferrari needed a replacement for injured Felipe Massa. Although the media did not focus on the young GP2 racer as a viable option for the prancing horse at the time, it later emerged that Ferrari indeed had Hulkenberg on the list of potential drivers to replace Felipe.

The reports were later admitted by Hulkenberg himself, who now holds no regrets over his decision to ditch Ferrari off and focus on his GP2 campaign.

In the end I was able to focus on GP2 and win the title and now I enter F1 with the appropriate preparation. It's probably good that it did not work out,” said Hulkenberg in late December.

His move to Ferrari might be blocked by his current team owner Frank Williams, who recently insisted that his team will no longer sign drivers for short period of times. He took that decision after almost losing Nico Rosberg to McLaren Mercedes at the end of the 2007 season, after the German had completed only 2 seasons in the series for Williams F1.
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