Lotus boss not sure of they can afford Hulkenberg 10 October, 2013 Eric Boullier Nico Hulkenberg is at the front of queue to replace departing Kimi Raikkonen so long as Lotus can afford him in 2014, team boss Eric Boullier admitted ahead of the Japanese GP weekend.
Frenchman Boullier said Felipe Massa also has not been ruled out to fill the vacant seat at Lotus, but the team is waiting on pending deals with investors as well as Renault.
Raikkonen caused a stir recently when he revealed he decided to switch to Ferrari next year only because he has been left waiting for his pay.
The main holdup, it seems, is the conclusion of a deal between Lotus and a group of investors known as Infinity....
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