Lotus ready to wait for Raikkonen’s decision on 2014 admits Boullier 1 August, 2013 Kimi Raikkonen keeping Lotus waiting Lotus team principal Eric Boullier has admitted that his team is waiting for Kimi Raikkonen to make his final decision regarding where he will race in 2014. Earlier, it was reported that Lotus is putting pressure on the Finn to come to a quick decision about whether to stay beyond this season, or switch to another team like Red Bull. The reports had suggested that boss Boullier wanted him to decide by the start of August. But the Frenchman has told Russia’s Championat: “That’s not exactly what I said. I said that the decision may come by August, but that it was not my decision.” If Lotus does lose Raikkonen, it would actually be good news for his current teammate Romain Grosjean, whose form is notoriously up and down. Boullier said: “It’s true that a completely new driver lineup is not good. But the best option is to keep Kimi and Romain. “Generally, it is always important to keep at least one driver – regardless of whether the regulations are changing so much or not. “At least one,” he insisted. Boullier also commented on the fate of Lotus reserve driver, Davide Valsecchi, the reigning GP2 champion. He said: “If our team has no place for him, I think he has shown a good level to have a chance with another team. “He has demonstrated his potential, he is fast and he deserves a chance in Formula 1.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsLotus 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 2015Lotus preview Russian Grand Prix AlsoRan Pairing 2 of the top four drivers in my opinion is a mistake. Prima Dona syndrome. Kimi would be better off staying at Lotus, adding another viable team to fight for the championship.