Raikkonen: A contract in F1 means very little 22 September, 2012 Sep.22 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen has confirmed he has a contract with Lotus for the 2013 season, but insisted that this fact doesn’t mean he will definitely be with the Enstone based team next year. Fending off rumours that the Finn is a candidate to move to Ferrari or McLaren next year, Lotus owner Gerard Lopez recently revealed that Raikkonen’s current contract includes an option for the 2013 season. Raikkonen confirmed that ‘option’ to the Finnish broadcaster MTV3. But the 2007 world champion also insisted: “You never know what is going to happen. We have seen before in Formula One that even if you have a contract, it doesn’t mean you’re going to drive somewhere.” Raikkonen is undoubtedly referring to 2009, when at the end of that season Ferrari paid the 32-year-old to sit out 2010 in order to make room for Fernando Alonso. MTV3 said Raikkonen’s 2013 option expires at the end of September. The driver confirmed that he is likely to stay. “I have no reason to do something else,” he said. Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsGrosjean reveals Lotus exit clauseLotus deal with Grosjean in final stagesLouts to test 2015 nose in AustinGrosjean hints at Lotus stay for 2015Grosjean expected to stay at Lotus beyond 2014Maldonado expects half second boost with MercedesF3 champion Ocon to test for LotusAbiteboul says Lotus not a big loss for RenaultGrosjean says Mercedes deal good for LotusLotus to race with Mercedes power from 2015 JodyRenza The longer this drags on the more it seems Hamilton will go to Mercedes & Kimi will go back to Mclaren?? Very likely!