Rumours that Nico Hulkenberg may be set for a switch to IndyCar have emerged, if the German driver isn't able to find a way back into Formula 1 for 2022.
Hulkenberg hasn't driven on a fulltime basis in Formula 1 since 2019, although stood in for three races at Racing Point in 2020 due to positive COVID tests for Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez. Staying on as reserve driver with the now Aston Martin team, Hulkenberg is linked with potential empty seats at Alfa Romeo and Williams and the German driver is aiming to find a fulltime racing seat again in 2022.
According to RACER, Hulkenberg has also began discussions with Ed Carpenter Racing about an IndyCar seat for 2022 to prepare for the possibility that he won't find a Formula 1 drive. Hulkenberg has recently said that, if he fails to find an F1 drive for 2022, then it's likely to be a closed chapter in his career.
RACER report that Hulkenberg and ECR have discussed a potential road/street course deal, similar to what Romain Grosjean embarked on his IndyCar career with when he joined Dale Coyne Racing. The rumours about Hulkenberg come about as Red Bull reserve Alex Albon is also rumoured to be scouting a switch for 2022, while Grosjean himself is touted to join Andretti with Honda backing.