Lotus expect to retain Raikkonen in 2013

Lotus, LAT Photographic
30 July 2012 by Ryan Wood | M

Lotus fully expect to retain both Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean after the current season, according to team principal Eric Boullier.

The former has been linked to a return to Ferrari for 2013 as a replacement for Felipe Massa. However, both Boullier and Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali believe it unlikely.

"It is nice that Ferrari is in the newspapers, but I don't know that Kimi has plans to go back to Ferrari," said Boullier on Monday.

When probed on whether or not Lotus would have the same drivers next season, he replied: "Definitely. There is no reason for them to leave."

Domenicali says the speculation is nothing more than that.

"Kimi was a world champion with us and I saw the speculation in the media but it's nothing more than that," he confirmed.



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