Eric Boullier insists there's not much to the story about Kimi Raikkonen not being paid as the Finn will receive his salary before the year is over.
Raikkonen revealed on Thursday that one of his reasons for leaving Lotus is because the team had not been paying him his salary.
"The reasons why I left are purely on the money side and I haven't got my salary," he said. "It's unfortunate."
Boullier, however, is adamant this is not a sign that Lotus are on their way out but rather a sign that they are a smaller team that lacks the cash flow of their bigger rivals.
"The truth is that yes, we owe him money so that's true," said the Frenchman.
"He's going to be paid, that's true too and if you want to have a little bit more of the story, last year in the same period it was the same story: we were owing him some money but at the end of the year he was fully paid.
"It's just the way we manage our cash flow. Unfortunately we are not as rich as some other teams on the grid.
"You can also understand that a team capable of winning this year and fighting for some podiums may not be as sustainable as it should be.
"We have obviously favoured our people working in Enstone which is understandable I think, obviously the car development because this is the essence of Formula One if you want to keep competing.
"So there is nothing else behind this story."
The Lotus team boss also weighed in on Romain Grosjean's future, saying the Frenchman will be staying on next season as he has a contract with the team.
"His future is secure so far because he has a contract with us. Last year was a bit difficult for him; this year he's doing a great job.
"In the last four races, we have nothing to complain about. He was one hundred per cent up to speed, especially compared to his famous team-mate.
"We just see now and monitor what he is doing and if everything is going as planned, he will have a great future with us."
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