Lotus confident Raikkonen will stay

Lotus Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland takes a curve during the first practice session of the Belgian F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps August 23, 2013. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) - Lotus expect to finalise an investment deal imminently and are confident Kimi Raikkonen will decide to stay on next season, according to the Formula One team's principal Eric Boullier.

"Yes, I am (confident). He loves this team. He likes to be here and he likes the environment we created for him," the Frenchman told reporters after Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.

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