After a tense weekend in Abu Dhabi, a deal to secure Lotus' future looks closer than ever before.
With unpaid Kimi Raikkonen's boycott threat looming large, it appears the investment group known as 'Quantum' may finally be ready to inject much-needed cash.
"We have tried to be diplomatic," Raikkonen's manager Steve Robertson told Turun Sanomat newspaper in Abu Dhabi, "but it's already November.
"The time for talking is over and now we need action," he insisted.
The situation did not appear to have improved by Sunday's grand prix, however, when Raikkonen crashed on the first lap for the first time since 2006.
Conspiracy theories that Raikkonen did it on purpose did...
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