Willi Weber’s new protégé

Willi Weber, Michael Schumacher’s long-time manager, is looking to bring a new talent into the Formula 1 arena. Weber has signed up Nico Hulkenberg, a 19 year old who has been compared to Schumacher in terms of talent.

“From what I have seen, I can say that the boy has an unbelievable talent,” Weber said. “So much about him already reminds me of Michael.”

Weber has put Hulkenberg into his A1 GP team and put in a spectacular performance at Sepang (Malaysia), winning in treacherous conditions. It is thought that Weber is looking for a place in GP2 for the talented youngster, with a view to Formula 1 in 2008.