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Lotus confirms Maldonado links for 2014 F1

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PAPHOTO4_533430Lotus F1 team principal Eric Boullier confirms that they are discussing with Pastor Maldonado for a possible seat at the team in 2014 F1 season.

Also Lotus F1 confirms they will retain Romain Grosjean for next season, and now finding his team-mate following The Finn go-back to Ferrari for 2014 F1.

Asked by Sky Sports News if the team had spoken to Maldonado about the drive, Boullier confirmed he is a candidate. “We had discussions with him, yes, it’s true,” Boullier said. “They are still going on.”

But, talking to the official Formula 1 website, Boullier said Nico Hulkenberg is his preferred choice.

Asked who the next best thing to Raikkonen is, Boullier replied: “Nico Hulkenberg … I would love to [sign him]. This is the recommendation that I gave to my board.”

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