Saturday, 15 October 2016
PARIS: Nico Hulkenberg is leaving Force India at the end of the season to join Renault on a two year contract.
He will be replacing either Kevin Magnussen of Denmark or Briton Jolyon Palmer, with Force India now left looking for a driver alongside Sergio Perez.
The 29-year-old is following in the footsteps of another German, legendary former champion Michael Schumacher.
Schumacher had only one season behind the wheel of a Renault engine in his final year for Benetton, winning nine grand prix and the second of his seven world titles.
Hulkenberg, 29, has started in 111 races for Williams and Force India and is lying ninth, on 54 points, in the 2016 drivers standings.
Yet to finish in the top three he claimed pole position in a Williams in Brazil in 2010 in his maiden campaign.
Source by: Internet