Nico Hulkenberg may not be driving for Sauber at the next Grand Prix in two weeks if the rumours surrounding the German are true.
Nico, who left Force India for Sauber at the end of last year, has reportedly not been paid by the money-strapped outfit since May. This would count as a breach of contract and would leave Hulkenberg more than within his rights to terminate his contract.
The Swiss outfit are currently looking for investors to dig them out of their debt, but until such time it’s expected that Hulkenberg will not be paid and so can leave the team at any time. In fact, in a post-race interview with Sky this afternoon at his home race, Hulkenberg failed to play down rumours that he would be leaving the team:
“Unfortunately I can’t and I won’t talk about contractual details,” he said when quizzed about the rumoured contact termination. “Clearly I need to take care of my future. Nothing is impossible or excluded.”
His management has also been rumoured to be in talks with Lotus and Ferrari about a seat with either team for 2014.