Oct 24, 2013, 9:23 AM EDT
Sauber’s Nico Hulkenberg has confirmed he won’t return to that team in 2014, which isn’t much of a surprise. The bigger surprise is that in late October, the German rising star still doesn’t have a signed deal in place with any team.
Speaking to Autosport ahead of this weekend’s Indian Grand Prix, Hulkenberg still acknowledged the “opportunities” in play and he at least wasn’t losing any sleep.
“It’s coming close so I have to hurry up,” he said. “I’m under pressure now to do something. These things take time sometimes and you are negotiating and it’s how things go.”
Hulkenberg’s still in with a good shot at replacing Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus. Any switch would be his fourth different team in as many seasons, having previously raced for Williams (2010), Force India (2012) and now Sauber.
- Caterham denies future is at risk despite goods being seized 1
- Simona de Silvestro’s F1 hopes at risk due to financial problems 7
- NASCAR AMERICA: Dale Earnhardt Jr. aims for better results in Chase (VIDEO) 1
- NASCAR AMERICA: Jeff Gordon, 24 team make statement at Dover (VIDEO) 0
- Weekend wrap-up: Was first Chase elimination race an exciting one? 0
- Tony Stewart speaks, cites overwhelming support in the search of return to normalcy 23
- Simon Pagenaud confirmed at Team Penske in fourth IndyCar 3