Hulkenberg has nothing to report on Lotus future 21 October, 2013 Nico Hulkenberg Another week has begun in which the fervent speculation will surround Kimi Raikkonen’s successor at Lotus. It had been thought the Enstone based team was close to announcing the arrival of Nico Hulkenberg for 2014, because the crucial ‘Quantum’ investment deal was now on the verge of completion. “There has been a lot of talk,” admitted team boss Eric Boullier, “and there are a lot of positive things happening behind the scenes. “We will certainly be shouting from the rooftops when everything is finalised as we should be exceptionally well placed looking to the future.” German Hulkenberg – who has also been linked with McLaren, Force India, or simply staying with Sauber – also insisted that his future is not yet decided. “There is nothing to report,” he told German television ZDF, “and nothing is signed.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsMaldonado set to sign for Lotus this week and fire up driver marketLotus would prefer Hulkenberg over Maldonado for 2014Hulkenberg in frame for 2014 race seat at Lotus, Force India or SauberRaikkonen to Sauber and Hulkenberg to Lotus for Austin?Lotus prospective investor Quantum wants Hulkenberg for 2014Has Maldonado secured Lotus drive at expense of Hulkenberg?Lotus boss wants Hulkenberg but admits talks with Maldonado for 2014Grosjean: Hulkenberg would be an ideal teammateGrosjean looks certain for Lotus in 2014 as Hulkenberg waitsBoullier: Hulkenberg is our choice, we would love to sign him Boycottthebull Get you act together Lotus or Hulkenberg will sign with someone else and that would be your big loss and detriment.