Alfa Romeo wanted Nico Hulkenberg to replace Zhou Guanyu but Haas F1 boss Guenther Steiner blocked move | F1

The Sauber-run team were keen to bring Hulkenberg back to Hinwil but Haas chief Steiner blocked the move, according to a report by Swiss publication Blick. Respected F1 journalist Roger Benoit reported that Alfa Romeo also considered a swoop for Aston Martin reserve and Formula 2 champion Felipe Drugovich before ultimately deciding to retain Zhou Guanyu alongside Valtteri Bottas for next season. Benoit noted there had been “fierce discussion and controversy” behind the scenes at Alfa Romeo “for weeks” as they weighed up their driver options for 2024.36-year-old Hulkenberg, who has already agreed a new deal to continue at Haas next year, recently…

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