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Volume 6 No. 216
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F1 Team Scuderia Ferrari Sends Nico Hülkenberg Rejection Via Text Message

Sauber F1 driver NICO HÜLKENBERG, who was in negotiations with Ferrari for a '14 cockpit, "was informed of the Italian team's decision to go with Lotus driver KIMI RÄIKKÖNEN instead through a text message," according to BILD. Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal STEFANO DOMENICALI sent a text message containing the rejection to Hülkenberg's manager, WERNER HEINZ, on Tuedsay at 10:50pm. Heinz: "I would have wished for a phone call." Hülkenberg "is reportedly currently in negotiations with Lotus to take over Räikkönen's vacant spot for '14" (BILD, 9/11).