Hulkenberg on radar for McLaren, Lotus and Force India race seats 26 September, 2013 Nico Hulkenberg Media reports have emerged suggesting that German Nico Hulkenberg is in the running not only for a seat at Lotus, but is also a contender for McLaren should an opening arise at the Woking based squad in 2014. That is the claim of the German magazine Sport Bild, who said that even a return to Force India has not been ruled out. Hulkenberg, 26, admitted in Singapore last weekend that moving from Force India to Sauber last winter might have been a mistake. “Well, regret is a big word,” he told the British broadcaster Sky, “but if you move teams you want to progress, you want to move forward.” Hulkenberg came close to a deal with Ferrari for 2014, until the Italian team secured Kimi Raikkonen’s high-profile return. Sport Bild said that Lotus is now the strongest option for Hulkenberg, amid rumours that a looming sponsor deal between Arab investors and the Enstone based team has ruled Felipe Massa out of the equation. The report said thatwhile Hulkenberg is on the cusp of becoming Raikkonen’s successor, the door at McLaren might be slightly ajar. Sport Bild also said that there are rumours about Sergio Perez’s Mexican backer Telmex being behind in its payments to the Woking based team. That Hulkenberg is waiting for McLaren before signing a Lotus contract would tie in with the very latest rumours – that Lotus is now considering the sponsor millions which Brazilian GP2 driver Felipe Nasr could bring. Hulkenberg’s manager Werner Heinz said: “Nothing is signed, but we are in a good position.” Separately, it is believed that Raikkonen’s switch to Ferrari has sealed Lotus’ intention to keep Romain Grosjean on board for another season. The team’s trackside boss Alan Permane thinks that the Frenchman is ready to step into a leading role. “Obviously it depends who he has as his teammate, a strong character or who [it may be],” he said. “But I don’t see why not. “Now’s his chance – and he looks to be taking it, which is really good to see.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsPerez in a very difficult position to secure F1 drive for 2014McLaren set to try Lotus-style double nose in SpainMcLaren and Lotus at war over Team Principals and title sponsorMichael and Boullier in the running to be new McLaren F1 bossBoullier angry at reports claiming that he is moving to Force IndiaMcLaren and Force India opt out of Pirelli test in Bahrain next weekKovalainen believes he is a better driver now than in McLaren daysHulkenberg set to snub Lotus and Quantum for return to Force IndiaHulkenberg in frame for 2014 race seat at Lotus, Force India or SauberMcLaren backed Magnussen could be set for Force India seat in 2014 McLarenfan The Hulk in a McLaren would be a great pairing and I feel JB and the Hulk would be a match for most teams the Hulk would learn a lot from JB and they would still push each other Checo has been a letdown there have been flashes of speed then he gets stupid. Fletcher No way is he going to McLaren. He most likely will end up with Force India. Ecclestone wants a Brasilian on the grid and Massa has a budget and still has some legs on him so he will most likely end up with Lotus. MightyK This may sound crazy, but I’m still not convinced F. Alonso is going to be with Ferrari next season. This is why Raikkonen’s been hired there. Hoping somehow Hulk would then get the seat. ?? ??????? ?? Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It really useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me. Feel free to visit my homepage – ?? ??????? ?? ?? ????? When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several e-mails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Appreciate it! Visit my blog post ?? ????? Earnestine Hi there everyone, it’s my first pay a quick visit at this web site, and post is truly fruitful in favor of me, keep up posting such articles. Look at my web site; ?? ??? ?? (Earnestine) ?????????? ?? I every time spent my half an hour to read this webpage’s content daily along with a mug of coffee. Take a look at my weblog ?????????? ??