Nico Hulkenberg on Thursday denied setting Lotus a rigid deadline as he lines up his plans for 2014, but is targeting a response before the end of this month.
The German is currently the hottest property on the driver market, with McLaren, Force India, Sauber and Lotus all reportedly in the mix.
A specialist publication this week reported that Hulkenberg has set Lotus an end-of-October deadline for the Enstone based team’s definitive answer.
“I’ve not set a deadline, that was a misunderstanding and someone didn’t lay it out correctly,” Hulkenberg told reporters at Suzuka.
“But what I have said is that I would like clarification or certainty by the end of October,” he added.
Hulkenberg also denied that any teams have said his height or weight are playing a part in their deliberations about 2014. (GMM)
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