Jarno Trulli has said he is confident that he will be on the F1 grid for the 2012 season.
When Team Lotus replaced him with Karun Chandhok at the Nurburgring, boss Tony Fernandes insisted it was a one-off and that Trulli, 37, is likely to stay in 2012.
A new contract, however, has not been confirmed, but the Italian driver said at the FOTA fan forum on Wednesday that he is “pretty comfortable for next year”.
“Obviously it is not down to me to say where we are but, yes I am pretty happy with the way we are working with the team and the relationship for the future.
“I would say that we are settled,” Trulli is quoted as saying by Reuters.