Lotus keen to keep Raikkonen and Grosjean for 2013 31 July, 2012 Jul.31 (GMM) Eric Boullier has revealed that he definitely plans to keep not just Kimi Raikkonen at Lotus in 2013, but also the Finn’s impressive rookie teammate Romain Grosjean. The Enstone based team’s boss has dismissed speculation Raikkonen could return to Ferrari next year, where he won the 2007 title before he was ousted at the end of the 2009 season. “It’s nice that Ferrari is in the newspapers,” Boullier is quoted by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport, “but to my knowledge Kimi has no intention of going back to Ferrari.” When asked if he also wants Grosjean to stay in 2013, Boullier answered: “Definitely. There is no reason why either of them should leave us.” Rival teams have been impressed by the former Benetton / Renault squad in 2012. “Their car has been quick all year, and they have two good drivers, so Kimi is a factor in the drivers’ championship,” Red Bull chief Christian Horner is quoted by AFP news agency. Subbed by AJN. Related NewsLotus give hint of intent to keep GrosjeanGrosjean admits Formula 1 future uncertainLotus: We struggled to get a good balance on the carLotus: It’s clear that we lack paceLotus: There is still potential to be unlockedLotus announces two race deal with InterwettenGrosjean: Hockenheim will tell how much we have progressedMaldonado: Latest Renault engine much strongerMaldonado expects big power boost for GermanyLotus: Special to be first on new Pirelli 18 inch tyres McLaren Fan If its not broken do not fix it Jody Renza Lotus seems to be the best option for both Kimi & Grosjean…Eric Boullier must sign them both as quick as possible..”The Gros” will win races soon….so is Kimster..Let Ferrari have it’s politics, Mclaren their “Poms” & Red Bull their sticky fingers! Sohail Khan Vijay Mallya would do well to take a cue from Lotus who are doing brilliantly this year and improve his team’s fortunes rather than giving lousy excuses when Force India has struggled to match the pace of their rivals.