Formula One Silly Season: Nico Hulkenberg Still Not Signed

Negative CamberCorrespondent IOctober 21, 2010

YEONGAM GUN, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 23:  Nico Huelkenberg of Germany and Williams prepares to drive during qualifying for the Korean Formula One Grand Prix at the Korea International Circuit on October 23, 2010 in Yeongam-gun, South Korea.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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And he refuses to pay to drive. He also refused to eat them in a box or with a fox or on a boat or with a goat.

Sure, this isn’t the most exciting silly season rumor out there but it’s really the only one we’ve got that isn’t based in gross speculation and overactive imaginations, so we’ll take it.

Still unsigned Williams driver Nico Hulkenberg has told Autosport that while he wants to stay at the team and the team wants him to stay, he is not willing to pay to be there. This is after rumors that that is exactly what Williams is looking for in their second driver.

"I think both sides are still interested in each other and I’m quite confident that we will get together but there is nothing official or nothing I can openly talk about. What I can say is that I think the best for me and my development and everything…my point of view is that I really would like to stay with Williams, because the car can be competitive next year.

"No. I don’t want to be a driver who gets a seat because of money. I never wanted to, it’s not my intention. For me talent counts, I hope for the team too."

Good on you mate, but faced with continuity or cash, I think the cash wins. It’s not right and its surly the last position that Williams wants to be in but that’s how the cookie crumbles sometimes.