Lotus believe it is only a matter of time before they announce that Romain Grosjean has committed his future to the team.
Given Lotus’ dismal showing this season, the Frenchman has been loath to re-sign until looking at all the available options.
But with Lotus swapping to Mercedes power in 2015, Grosjean recently admitted that the team will be an “attractive” option.
Lotus now believe an announcement of his re-signing will be made “very” soon.
“Romain is in pole position for that place and honestly it’s a case of us finalising a few details,” revealed deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi.
“We expect to have an announcement very shortly.”
Grosjean, meanwhile, insists there is “no pressure” to make an announcement.
“Maybe we think it’s fun to keep the media speculating!” he said.
“Honestly, we’re very close to having something to announce but there’s no pressure on when we say something.”