Meet Nico Hulkenberg's wife Egle as F1 driver joins Haas for 2023

Joshua Rogers November 17, 2022
Meet Nico Hulkenberg's wife Egle as F1 driver joins Haas for 2023
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Meet Nico Hulkenberg’s wife Egle Ruskyte and their family after it was announced the F1 driver is joining Haas for 2023.

Nico Hulkenberg will return to F1 for 2023 after Haas signed the veteran driver to replace Mick Schumacher. It marks the German’s return to F1 having not raced as a full-time driver since 2019 with Renault.

The 35-year-old has made a handful of substitute appearances for the Racing Point/Aston Martin team as their reserve and test driver.

Hulkenberg famously holds the record for the most F1 career starts without a podium finish. However, he has impressed during his various outings over the past few years.

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Nico admits there’s work to do

“I feel like I never really left Formula One,” Hulkenberg said in a team statement ahead of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to do what I love the most again … We have work ahead of us to be able to compete with all the other teams in the midfield, and I cannot wait to join that battle again.”

Haas team principal Guenther Steiner said: “I’m naturally very pleased to be welcoming Nico Hulkenberg back to a full-time racing role in Formula 1. 

Nico will lineup alongside 30-year-old Danish driver Kevin Magnussen for Haas next year.

Meet Nico Hulkenberg’s wife Egle

Nico Hulkenburg’s wife is Egle Ruskyte, who he has been with since 2015. Egle is a Lithuanian fashion designer who reportedly owns her own fashion business that specialises in handmade crochet clothes and beachwear.

On her website, Egle, Ruskyte writes: ‘I’m very happy person that in my life I can do what I love the most. But most important is that I can share it with the world and make women feel special.’

‘I know that I play against the modern world rules, but I believe that the most beautiful things can be made just through the value of human touch. Every piece I design and make is skilfully hand crocheted in limited quantities by myself or my team.’

She is on Instagram @the_crochet_girl where she has 28.6k followers:

The couple welcomed a baby girl last year

In 2020 the couple got engaged after Nico proposed to Egle in Venice, Italy. They tied the knot in June 2021, and had ‘Part II’ of their wedding a year later:

Nico and Egle also have a young daughter who Egle often calls her ‘little fashionista’. Noemi Sky Hulkenberg was born on 24 September 2021, and the couple shared their journey throughout the pregnancy.

After she was born they shared a photo with Noemi and their beloved dog Zeus:

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.