Nico Hulkenberg will leave Haas for Sauber in 2025, the two teams confirmed on Friday.

Hulkenberg joined Haas in 2023 after three seasons without a full-time ride and has been one of the grid’s in-form drivers this season.

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The German driver will join Sauber on a multi-season deal one year before it becomes the Audi team in 2026.

Sauber drivers Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu are expected to leave the team at the end of the season. Sources said Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz is still a strong candidate to join him at the team next season.

Haas is widely expected to sign Ferrari reserve driver Oliver Bearman, who impressed as Sainz’s stand-in at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, to replace Hulkenberg.

It is unclear whether the team will continue with Hulkenberg’s teammate Kevin Magnussen.