Formula One News » F1 2013 β Lotus: driver search on hold Posted on 27/09/2013
Lotus has revealed their search for a new driver is on hold until they sort their finances out. Lotus are looking to replace Kimi Raikkonen who is heading to Ferrari for the Formula one 2014 season.
Felipe Massa and Nico Hulkenberg are said to be contenders for the seat but team boss Eric Boullier has revealed the team are looking to sort a sponsorship deal. Boullier told autosport “I want to finish what we wanted to show to Kimi, but we could not get done in time,”
“I want to close this, because it is important for the team. It will give it the financial stability for more than five years and it will give us also two steps forward in terms of revenue, which is what we need after the last two years that were up and down.β
“After that, we can then think about the drivers for next year – but also for 2015, 2016, and 2017. So do we look for a youngster who can stay with us three years, or do we gamble on one year and see what is available on the market after that?”