|Hulkenberg got a call from his bank...|
The article goes on to describe how, up to very recently, Hulkenberg had not been paid by Sauber invalidating his contract with the Swiss team, a situation which allowed him to not only talk with Lotus but got to Enstone for a session in that team's simulator.
Right in the middle of that simulator session, BlogF1 continues, his bank account balance was replenished. Where did Sauber find the money? Ferrari supposedly came to an arrangement with Monisha Kaltenborn's team.
Why would Maranello do that? Of all drivers available to fill Kimi's vacant seat at Lotus, Hulkenberg is without a doubt the strongest and Ferrari is in a fight with Mercedes and Lotus for the second spot in the constructor championship and the additional revenues it would bring.
True, not true, certainly a strategic move if it was. There is much strategy in F1.