Oct.8 (GMM) A trio of German drivers are the subject of speculation about their future on the formula one grid.
Nico Hulkenberg might be concerned about his career ending after just a single season, with Williams believed to be considering replacing him with the well-funded new GP2 champion Pastor Maldonado."At the moment there is no news and I am not concerned," the German insisted at Suzuka."I want to stay and generally things look well in that respect," added Hulkenberg.Another question-mark hangs above Adrian Sutil, although his career looks much more secure.Switzerland's Blick newspaper thinks the German might have signed a new deal with Force India for 2011, with an out-clause in the event that Michael Schumacher opens up a place at Mercedes by returning to retirement."No comment at the moment really," Sutil, who has also been linked with Renault, said in Japan."I don't want to wait too long until I make my decision but I will probably make it very soon."According to APA news agency, a Mercedes spokesman denied that the German squad has warned Schumacher that he needs to up his pace in order to guarantee his race seat.The 41-year-old German also sounded keen to fulfil the next two seasons of his contract."It is a long term project," said the German at Suzuka. "If you think of how long it took to have success with Benetton and with Ferrari, it wasn't in the short term."