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BEYOND THE GRID: Nico Hulkenberg on his Formula 1 return with Haas, his family life, and much more

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Nico Hulkenberg is the next guest on F1’s Beyond The Grid podcast, as the Haas driver sits down with host Tom Clarkson to talk his time in Formula 1, what the 2023 season has been like with Haas, his family and plenty more.

Hulkenberg returned to the grid in 2023 after three seasons as a reserve driver with Racing Point/Aston Martin. And the veteran racer explains why his time away gave him a different outlook on the sport, and how that has helped him so far this year.

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The 2023 Mexico City Grand Prix will be Hulkenberg’s 200th F1 race start, accumulated from his time at Williams, Force India (now Aston Martin), Sauber, Renault, and now Haas. And he explains how he is different from the 22-year old that made his debut in 2010.

Hulkenberg became a father for the first time in 2021, and he opens up about his life at home with his wife and daughter, and explains the impact they've had on his racing and personal life in the last few years.

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He also talks about his Haas team mate, Kevin Magnussen, with whom he shared a couple of contentious moments in the past. Hulkenberg gives insight into what their relationship is like now, and how it has developed this year.

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Lastly, he shares an insight into what it's like working for Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner, as he reveals whether he's different behind the scenes compared to what we have come to see of him on the television.

To listen to Hulkenberg’s Beyond The Grid interview hit go on the player above or head here to catch it on your preferred platform.

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