Hulkenberg, Magnussen open to Haas partnership

Date published: September 5 2019

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Neither Nico Hulkenberg nor Kevin Magnussen have any qualms about teaming up together despite the infamous “suck my balls” comment.

Clashing at the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix, Hulkenberg approached Magnussen while the Dane was doing a post-race interview.

Hulkenberg called Magnussen the “most unsporting driver” in F1 to which the Haas man replied: “Suck my balls.”

Two years and rumours in the paddock suggest the two could be team-mates at Haas next year.

Asked if he had any issue partnering Magnussen, Hulkenberg told Autosport: “I’d love to see that.

“Honestly, the team-mate is the team-mate. You have to accept them.

“With some you get on, but you don’t have to get on. Maybe it’s better, I don’t know.

“I don’t think that would be a deal-breaker for me.”

As for Magnussen, he says he’s tired of even being asked about the supposed rivalry with Hulkenberg.

“It was dramatised massively, I’m getting really tired of this subject,” he said.

“Between me and Nico there’s really been only once incident in Hungary two years ago. It’s incredible we are still talking about it.

“There’s not many drivers who are friends off the track. We say ‘hi’ to each other when we see each other on the drivers’ parade, but there’s no issue between us.”

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