Hungary

Last Race: 26th July Hungary

Hungary GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Sebastian Vettel
2 Daniil Kvyat
3 Daniel Ricciardo
Belgium

Next Race: 23rd August Belgium

Hulkenberg on Lotus shortlist

2013-09-10 13:27:00

 RSS

Share:

Hulkenberg on Lotus shortlist

Lotus boss Eric Boullier insists the team have a back-up plan should Kimi Raikkonnen leave, adding that Nico Hulkenberg is on their shortlist...

Lotus team principal Eric Boullier insists the team have a back-up plan should Kimi Raikkonnen leave, adding that Nico Hulkenberg is on their shortlist.


Raikkonen has reportedly signed a deal to return to Ferrari next yar and many believe it is only a matter of days until the Italian squad make an announcement.

If the Finn returns to the Scuderia, then it will leave Lotus with a vacant seat for the 2014 season and Boullier admitted after the Italian Grand Prix that they are keeping an eye on Hulkenberg, but they could face competition from Ferrari.

The German qualified P3 at Monza and then finished fifth behind the two Red Bulls and two Ferraris on Sunday.

"He had a good weekend and we know Nico is quite a good driver and fast," Boullier is quoted as saying by Autosport.

"I have known him for a long time, since he was in Formula BMW.

"Nico is also on the shortlist of Ferrari, from what I understand.

"So we all have plans, if the first one is removed, there will be a b-plan."

Raikkonen's potential departure will also be good news for Romain Grosjean as the Frenchman is likely to be retained.

"[Continuity] would be ideal," said Boullier. "It [Raikkonen leaving] would help Romain to secure next year's seat with us. That's logical."

Ciao Jules, F1 remembers the affable Frenchman

Editor's Picks

Good Race, Bad Race: Hungary

Good Race, Bad Race: Hungary

A flawless Sebastian Vettel, a floundering Lewis Hamilton and a feckless Pastor Maldonado...

Conclusions From Hungary

Conclusions From Hungary

A celebration of F1 at its finest, the finger is back while the Iceman was back in the garage and more in the PF1 Conclusions from Hungary...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

RIP Bianchi: 1989 - 2015

RIP Bianchi: 1989 - 2015

A look back at the motorsport career of Jules Bianchi following his death from injuries sustained at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...