Quantum Motorsport have told Lotus to sign Nico Hülkenberg. There had been speculation that with Maldonado's disfavor with Williams (and vice versa) that he and his possibly illegal millions may jump ship to Team Lettuce with the departure of Iceberg. With costs slated to increase next year by who knows how much it was a worrying time for even F1's upper teams, and it is nice to see fresh ownership still caring about top driving than "who can bring the most money along too."