Williams on Monday announced that Nico Hulkenberg is leaving the British team.
The Oxfordshire based team said Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello’s 2011 teammate “will be confirmed before the end of the year”.
The news follows comments in Abu Dhabi by Hulkenberg’s manager Willi Weber, who said he believes the team has already signed Pastor Maldonado.
Williams said in a media statement that German Hulkenberg, 23, has put in “convincing performances” in his rookie season and has “an undoubtedly bright future in the sport”.
“We are convinced that Nico will go on to great things. We wish him well and hope that our paths will cross again in the future,” said team boss Sir Frank Williams.
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