Kimi Raikkonen will definitely not be replacing Mark Webber at Red Bull, according to the Finnish driver’s manager, although it seems increasingly likely that the 33-year-old will be leaving Lotus at the end of this season.
Steve Robertson insists the 2007 world champion has several options to choose from, fuelling rumoursamong punters who bet on f1 that Raikkonen is set to return to Ferrari.
Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo looks set to secure the vacant seat at Red Bull in 2014 after Robertson said: "We are pretty confident that Kimi will be in F1 next year.
"There are options - and that is plural - out there and I will continue to talk to teams. I am hopeful we will sort something out in the not too distant future.
"The negotiations with Red Bull were not successful and ended some time ago."
Lotus remain confident they can retain Raikkonen although the driver is said to have become disillusioned with the team as they have made late payments to him since he returned to the sport in 2012.
After spending three seasons with Ferrari, Raikkonen stunned the formula 1 betting by announcing that he was leaving the sport and would be taking part in the World Rally Championship in 2010.
He continued with his rallying career in 2011 before trying his hand at NASCAR and finally returning to Formula One with Lotus last year.
Raikkonen finished third in the drivers’ title in 2012, winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and claiming podium finishes in six other races.
This season he is second in the championship with 134 points. He won the opening race of the year - the Australian Grand Prix - and has also finished second on five occasions - at China, Bahrain, Spain, Germany and Hungary.