Formula One: Huelkenberg and Massa top Lotus list but team need funds
SUZUKA, Japan (REUTERS) - Nico Huelkenberg and Felipe Massa are the front runners to replace Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus next season but the team must first secure fresh investment, principal Eric Boullier said on Thursday.
"Huelkenberg and Massa are the two drivers you have to consider because of their experience and profile," the Frenchman told Reuters at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Germany's Huelkenberg, currently with Swiss-based Sauber and on his third team in three seasons in the sport, told reporters that he wanted his future sorted out soon.
"What I have basically said is that I would like to have clarification or certainty by the end of October," he said.