Hulkenberg Believes F1 Is Bringing Sexy Back – WTF1

Hulkenberg Believes F1 Is Bringing Sexy Back

Admit it, in recent seasons, F1 has been a bit of a snoozefest featuring often predictable Mercedes victories and the rest of the grid trailing along behind. However, 2021 was one of the most dramatic and controversial seasons ever.

There were six different race winners and 13 different drivers podium finishers across 22 races, whilst the hype around the fallout from Abu Dhabi is still just as loud as it was at the time.

It’s no wonder ex-F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg thinks the sport’s finally brought back the glamour and magic it had back in the days of legends like Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna.

“In my opinion, this rousing finale was no coincidence, much more the sum of several parts that have developed over the last few years. F1 is on its way to being really sexy again, a few years ago F1 was on the decline,” he said on his blog. 

Okay, calm down, Justin Timberlake!

Hulk’s not wrong. F1’s been reawakened for a new generation, and that success he puts down to Liberty Media’s takeover in 2016. Some fans might not have liked the ‘Americanisation’ of the sport, but as Nico notes, they know how to put on a show.

The Aston Martin driver believes the introduction of Drive To Survive has been crucial in engaging with fans, particularly in the USA, which saw a record-breaking Grand Prix attendance last year.

“In my opinion, it is an extremely clever and decisive move by F1 and Liberty Media to bring light into the darkness and, unlike in previous decades, to show the public what is going on behind the scenes,” he added.

“The makers of the documentary have found a good balance between Hollywood and reality.”

Even if he thinks “not everything is exactly as it is portrayed” 👀

Do you agree with Hulk’s comments on F1 becoming ‘sexy’ again? Let us know in the comments below. 

2 thoughts on “Hulkenberg Believes F1 Is Bringing Sexy Back

  • He lost me when he pointed to Schumacher’s time period as being “great days”.

    I think people forget, how alot of those Schumacher years, were really lean on real proper track action. Although, given the current obsession with FIA decisions that time period would have given more than enough FIA decisions to give pundits, social media posters, youtubers and bloggers to fight about. I guess one thing those days didn’t lack was controversy.

  • Nihil est verum, omnia licet. says:

    Netflix is taking things too much out of proportion. Just give us this footage of behind te scenes just without the drama. Because of this I’ve heard about a few drivers who are done with netflix thanks to this overdramatization. So, netflix, if you’re reading this. Please stop.
    I was hyped for the new season of dts before, after the last season it ran I was done. Think the most actual F1 fans are. Since it’s unrealistic and creates a bias that should not be there, not in sports.

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