Former 24 Hour of Le Mans winner and 2020 supersub Nico Hulkenberg will continue his involvement in Formula 1 after the German was signed to become reserve driver for both Aston Martin and Mercedes Benz AMG Formula 1 team.
The 33-year-old German who came back to Racing Point for a brief cameo last season after both Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez tested positive for COVID-19. He scored points in both races he started.
Hulkenberg announced the news on Austrian TV channel ServusTV's Formula 1 coverage where he currently works as a television pundit.
“I will work as a reserve driver for Aston Martin and also for Mercedes in selected races,”.
Hulkenberg will be called up to Mercedes Benz when both of their reserve drivers Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck De Vries are unavailable due to their Formula E commitments with the series clashing three times with Formula 1's calendar.
The German's meteoric rise from free agent after a two-year stint with Renault to super-sub at Racing Point will have surely played a part in getting both contracts, with Hulkenberg's extensive knowledge of the AMR21's predecessor the RP20 potentially playing a key role in Aston Martin bringing him into the team.
Esteban Guiterrez will remain at Mercedes as their brand and business ambassador for Latin America.