Lotus boss wants Hulkenberg but admits talks with Maldonado for 2014 26 October, 2013 Pastor Maldonado Lotus team principal Eric Boullier has admitted Pastor Maldonado is in the running to race for Lotus in 2014, but at the same time, he made it clear that his preferred pick to replace the Ferrari-bound Kimi Raikkonen is Nico Hulkenberg.
'I would love to (sign him),' Frenchman Boullier told Formula 1′s official website.
'This is the recommendation that I gave to my board.'
The board, however, will have to weigh its decision against financial considerations, with Lotus' 35 per cent sale to a group of investors called Quantum still not confirmed.
'We already dragged this out for many...
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