Romain Grosjean says that he is still waiting for his future with the Lotus team to be decided, with the Enstone-based outfit currently working to 'solve the financial trouble' before an agreement is reached with the French driver.

Grosjean is set to stay on next year to lead the team following the departure of Kimi Raikkonen to Ferrari, but no formal announcement has yet been made to confirm the move.

Speaking ahead of this weekend's Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International circuit, Grosjean revealed that he was being made to wait as the team continued to work to get its finances in order, but was hopeful of a deal being concluded in the near future.

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"No, there is no announcement or anything," he told ESPN. "Everything is open for the future, I feel good here but I think they are trying to solve the financial trouble and it puts everything else on the back foot.

"I'm pretty happy to be here, but open as well. You never know what the future is, but so far I feel good here. I hope we can move forward quickly."

Grosjean added that he was prepared to wait for the team to finalise its plans, despite the fact that the longer he waits, the fewer opportunities would be available elsewhere.

"I think I waited until the 16th of December last year so hopefully less than that because I've planned holidays before that; it would nice to go on holiday with my future sorted!" he said. "I'm not in a rush; I would be lying if I said having a contract signed would be easy. It's always better to know what you're doing in the future but so far I enjoy the races, I do my best and that's all I can do.

"It's the game of the sport in general. Yes, it would be terrible if it was forced on me to leave Formula One, but what else could I do? I drive my best, I've had some good races, good results and I'm open to discussions, but so far nothing."