Audi revealed its first driver ahead of its debut in Formula 1 for the 2025 season – La Opinion

Audi revealed its first driver ahead of its debut in Formula 1 for the 2025 season – La Opinion

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Audi is already working hard for what will be its debut in the 2025 Formula 1 season and the officialization of what will be its first official driver by then is a fact; The German Nico Hulkenberg signed for the Sauber team for next year before the transformation to Audi, which will put an end to his connection with the Haas team at the end of the season, a team with which he has been working since 2023 .

Hulkenberg spoke about his future in Formula 1 with Audi

“When a German manufacturer enters Formula 1 with such determination, it is a unique opportunity. Representing the factory team of a car brand with an engine made in Germany is a great honor for me,” were the words of the German driver, Hulkenberg, who was excited to announce his new destination in the highest category of motorsport.

“I return to the team I worked with in 2013 and have good memories of the strong team spirit in Switzerland. The prospect of competing for Audi later is something very special,” said the experienced driver who aspires to achieve great results for the team from day one.

The German debuted in Formula 1 in the 2010 season with Williams, he will return to Sauber where he already had to defend his colors in the 2013 campaign and will work again with Andeas Seidl, with whom he won the 24 of Le Mans with Porsche in 2015.

Full support from the CEO of the team

Seidl himself, CEO of Sauber Motorsport AG and the future Audi factory team, was quite pleased, happy and excited to welcome Nico once again and commented on everything it means about the driver.

“From the beginning there was great mutual interest in building something long-term together. Nico has a strong personality and his contribution, on a professional and personal level, will help us progress both in the development of the car and in the construction of the team. With his speed, his experience, and his commitment to teamwork, he will be an important part of the project,” commented Seidl, in statements provided by his team.

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