Nico Hulkenberg, Sauber, 2012

Weight no issue for picking 2014 driver – Boullier

2014 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Nico Hulkenberg, Sauber, 2012Lotus team principal Eric Boullier says weight will not influence their choice of driver for 2014.

The new 2014 engine regulations are expected to place driver weight at a premium as some teams are struggling to reach the revised minimum weight limit.

Nico Hulkenberg has admitted that his higher weight, due to him having an above-average height for a racing driver, is a problem for F1 car designers.

However Boullier indicated Lotus would be willing to take a heavier driver next year as they search 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,” he 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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