Nico Hulkenberg will once again be on the outside looking in when it comes to a permanent Formula 1 seat in 2021, however if Toto Wolff's words are anything to go by, it looks like the German could soon land somwhere - maybe even Mercedes.
The 33-year-old participated in three Grand Prix last season, replacing Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll when the two were out with COVID-19. While rumours have linked Hulkenberg with moves to other teams in the past, it looks as though the door is open for him to join Mercedes in some capacity.
"The question is not when the decision will be made, but when it will be announced," Wolff told Sky Deutschland when asked if Hulkenberg could join the team, perhaps as a reserve driver. "I don't want to create any interesting news for Nico.
"We all know what he can do and that he is one of the top drivers who somehow didn't get a chance to drive at a top team, because I think he could definitely do it. Having such a resource in the team is of course interesting. Of course we are not averse to that either."