“I expect we will have a good relationship,” Nico Hulkenberg on partnering up with Kevin Magnussen at Haas F1 for 2023
Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen rose to fame a few years back when their famous ‘suck my balls’ incident stuck with the fans for eternity. Since then, times have changed immensely. Kevin left Haas and came back this year while Nico parted ways with Renault which now changed to Alpine. Apart from this, there is one more thing that changed between the two.
As of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix week, Nico Hulkenberg was announced as a driver for Haas F1 team to replace outgoing driver Mick Schumacher. This meant that the German driver would teaming up with Kevin Magnussen for next year which has turned out to be really funny. The two of them have had many incidents in the heat of the moment but both the drivers respect each other immensely.
The media has always poised the two drivers to become natural born enemies but in reality, they never really talked to each other after that. They directly mer at the airport a few years later and laughed it off. The pair doesn’t see to have any grudges against each other which is a good thing. The 35 year old soon to be Haas driver had nothing bad to say about his teammate for 2023.
Nico Hulkenberg respects Kevin Magnussen
Here is what the Super Sub told Planet F1 and other media as he talked about his partnership with Kevin Magnifying for 2023. “I expect we will have a good relationship. I said hello to him with his exact same words from ’17. He felt that was quite funny and amusing,” the German said.
“I have absolutely no worries working and racing alongside him. I think we are both grown-up adults, we respect each other and we’ll race for the team, so no problems whatsoever,” he continued.
Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen will both be driving for Haas F1 team next year and try to place them higher in the standings. With the German driver being without a full time F1 seat since 2019, it will be interesting to see how he tackles things on his return to Formula 1. After the ‘suck my b*lls’ incident, no one thought that these two driver would become teammates but here we are 5 years later.