Formula One: Lotus in talks to fill Raikkonen's vacated seat
LONDON (AFP) - Lotus team principal Eric Boullier on Thursday revealed he has opened talks with several drivers as he searches for a successor to Kimi Raikkonen.
Raikkonen has confirmed he will return to Ferrari on a two-year contract from next season and Boullier is keen to move quickly to line up the Finn's replacement.
Boullier believes Lotus are an attractive option for ambitious drivers, with Felipe Massa, ousted from Ferrari in favour of Raikkonen, Sauber's Nico Huelkenberg and Paul di Resta at Force India among the reported contenders.
"We are currently in discussion with a few people and will make a decision shortly," Boullier said.