--
 
New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Lotus to sign Hulkenberg?

2013-10-16 07:00

READY TO SIGN: Lotus F1 team has said it will sign Sauber driver Nico Hulkenberg by Thursday for the 2014 season, according to reports. Image: AFP

LONDON, England - A Lotus contract with Nico Hulkenberg's name on it will be signed "either today or tomorrow", the German newspaper Bild has reported.

It was said that the team was poised to sign the 26-year-old German as soon as the deal with Quantum - formerly Infinity, a group of private investors which plans to buy 35% of Lotus - is done.

The Lotus seat has been a hot spot since Kimi Raikkonen was confirmed by Ferrari as Fernando Alonso's new team mate for the 2014 season.

ANOTHER OPTION?

If not, it could have opened the door to Pastor Maldonado. The Mexican's cash-flush sponsor PDVSA is locked in a contract with Williams, but O Estado de S.Paulo correspondent Livio Oricchio said the Venezuelan is desperate to move from uncompetitive Williams.

But Bild reports that Lotus' Quantum deal is finally now being formalised, which should boost the team's budget beyond the equivalent of R2.7-billion for 2014.

Stay with Wheels24 for the 2013 F1 season – fresh reports every day.
NEXT ON WHEELS24X
Read more on:    lotus  |  nico hulkenberg  |  england  |  motorsport  |  f1

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.