Gerard Lopez has admitted Renault is involved in Lotus' push to keep Kimi Raikkonen at the team in 2014.
It has been rumoured the Finn is pushing hard for a closer collaboration between Enstone based Lotus and Renault, who are reportedly looking for more exposure given world champion team Red Bull's ever-closer ties to Infiniti.
Team owner Lopez on Sunday said Lotus has made 'progress' regarding the talks with Raikkonen.
'We understand what Kimi is waiting for,' Lopez said.
Asked if he is talking about his unpaid salary, Lopez answered: 'No, I mean the technical side.
'He is interested in what our relationship will be with Renault next year, things like that. The chances that he will stay...
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