Lotus team boss Eric Boullier has again expressed confidence that Kimi Raikkonen will remain with the team for the 2014 F1 season.
Rumours continue to persist about where the Finn will race next year, with his manager Steve Robertson having revealed that the 2007 title winner has a number of options available to him despite the fact that discussions with Red Bull have seemingly come to nothing.
Team owner Gerard Lopez has already said he expects to reach an agreement quickly
to keep hold of the former McLaren and Ferrari man and Boullier too thinks a deal can be done quickly to keep the Finn onboard.
"Yes I am," he told Sky Sports
. "He loves the team, he likes to be here, he likes the environment we have created for him.
"Kimi is clearly an exceptional racer - his race pace is amazing and he can deliver from whatever position he is on the grid and work his way forward. So this is mainly due to him, but also the strong ability of the car."
Raikkonen lost vital ground in the title race at Spa, with his first retirement of the year seeing him drop to 63 points behind leader Sebastian Vettel.