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Kilos no subject for elect 2014 driver – Lotus



_70344897_70344896Lotus team Principal Eric Boullier says that driver’s weight problems will not take any pressure for their next year driver selection.

2014 F1 regulation states that the weight of the car, without fuel, must not be less than 690kg at all times during the Event.

During Annual drivers meet in Korea, GPDA (Grand Prix Drivers’ Association) is set for talks about driver weight issues; especially Sauber’s speedy Nico Hulkenberg has admitted that his higher weight, due to him having an above-average height for a racing driver, is a difficult for F1 car designers.

But Eric Boullier hints that Lotus will pick take a heavier driver for 2014 season for a replacement for Kimi Raikkonen.

“We’re more interested in the talent and potential of a driver rather than the difference of a few kilos,” Boullier said.

“We have confidence in our development team to be able to produce a car for the 2014 regulations which should be competitive in the hands of any driver we consider for next year.”

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