Kimi 'not worried' about future
Kimi Raikkonen is confident of remaining with Lotus, despite not yet having a deal for 2013.
The Finn has starred in his return to Formula One after two seasons in the World Rally Championship, and he remains in contention for a second drivers' championship title to go with his 2007 success.
The former Ferrari driver was linked with a return to the Maranello team as a potential replacement for Felipe Massa earlier in the season.
But those rumours quickly died down and Massa's future at Ferrari appears more secure, while Lotus are keen to hang on to Raikkonen's services after a season which has seen him secure six podium finishes.
The 32-year-old revealed there is an open dialogue between him and the team over next season, but does not feel there is any need for them to rush, and is not concerned
"We know the situation in the team and for sure we will know at some point what is happening," he said when asked about his future. "There are always some things we have to talk about and discuss but I mean, we have a good relationship and we are open in talking to each other.
"That's the reason why I am not worried about anything. For sure we will sort it before next year."