Recently resigned with Force India, the highly rated German has opposed to closed cockpits in Formula 1.
The topic of closed cockpits in F1 was raised after the recent death of Justin Wilson when he sustained head injuries thanks to debris. The tragic death of Jules Bianchi was also head related, as he hit a tractor and sustained serious head injuries sending him into coma.
Despite the enormous safety concern, Nico Hulkenberg is not deeply convinced with the introduction of closed cockpits in Formula 1, as in his prospect it spoils the nature of the sport, and makes it “unattractive”.
Hulkenberg has been the latest among the F1 drivers to get closed cockpit experience, as the German won the Le Mans race with Porsche this June.
“There are pros and cons, but I see single seater racing as open cockpits.”
“When we sign up we know there is still some risk involved and there could potentially be some danger but that is in the DNA of racing in motorsport.
“We shouldn’t sterilise the whole thing, make everything too clinical and overprotect the whole thing.
“That’s also not good for the sport and might make things a bit more unattractive.”