Lotus waiting until it ‘can afford’ Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg is at the front of queue for 2014 so long as Lotus “can afford him”, team boss Eric Boullier admitted on Thursday.

Frenchman Boullier said Felipe Massa also has not been ruled out as departing Kimi Raikkonen’s successor, but Lotus is waiting on pending deals with investors as well as Renault.

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