If rumors are true, Lotus F1 is trying desperately to get a deal inked with Quantum Motorsports which could allow for the hiring of Nico Hulkenberg. However, Sky Sports F1 says that this may not be happening and the team could fall back on an option for Pastor Maldonado in order to secure the rumored $20M in PDVSA sponsor money that comes with him.
If that happens, it could leave a possible seat option at Force India for the German as Sky’s Martin Brundle says:
'What happens with Maldonado and that Lotus seat will be a bellwether for what is going on in Formula 1,' Martin Brundle told Sky Sports News. 'There are only five teams which are financially secure and the rest of them are all...
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