Romain Grosjean admits that he knows as much as the next man when it comes to the future of the Lotus team that took him to a surprise podium at the Belgian Grand Prix a fortnight ago.

The Frenchman showed all his pent-up emotion as he crossed the line to claim third place at Spa-Francorchamps on a weekend when bailiffs prepared to impound both E23s and more under a legal challenge brought by former reserve driver Charles Pic, but now reveals that he has no idea what is happening to the team going forward - or whether he will be involved.

With debts reportedly mounting at Enstone, Renault is thought to be on the verge of agreeing a deal to buy back a majority stake in the team it sold to Genii Capital's Gerard Lopez in 2009 but, even though Grosjean is thought to be lock to remain on the driving strength - particularly if oil company Total returns with the regie - the Frenchman heads to this weekend's Italian Grand Prix with no certainties.

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"I know as much as you do," he conceded, "I think everybody is waiting to see what happens in the next few days, or weeks. Hopefully the good news is coming."

Grosjean insisted that he was not going to let the cloud hovering over the team distract him from the task at hand in Monza, where the E23 is again expected to be competitive.

"I don't really care," the former GP2 champion claimed, "It was the case before Spa, it was the case in Hungary and I think, as a race team and a racer, we come here to do our best, the same as we did in Spa. As long as we are here and we have everything we need to compete, that's what matters to us."

Lotus' presence in Italy was in question immediately after Spa, but Grosjean confirmed that everything was in place for him and team-mate Pastor Maldonado to take to the track on Friday morning.

"[The cars] have come straight from Belgium," he noted, "I guess the mechanics got a few days off where they could spend some time with their families. They have to catch back up a little bit, but I don't think it is going to hurt us in any way - at least I hope not. I think we are ready to race and I am sure the team are going to be fine."