Romain Grosjean says he is willing to wait rather than making a hurried decision on his future in Formula 1.
Grosjean has raced for Lotus since the start of 2012 but his contract expires at the end of the current campaign.
Lotus deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi says the outfit, which recently confirmed Pastor Maldonado for 2015, wishes to retain Grosjean for another season.
But Grosjean, who has claimed nine podiums so far in his career, said there is no deadline "as long as options are open!"
Grosjean says Lotus does not need to convince him to stay, amid rumours that the Enstone-based team will switch from Renault to Mercedes Power Units from 2015.
"They don't really have to convince me, I know what they are capable of doing," he is quoted by ESPN.
"I know they have made good cars in the past and I know the struggle we have now since we are in the process of understanding what is not working very well between the wind-tunnel and the car and where we can improve.
"I know they are capable of making a good car if they have a budget they can work with that and if they get a good engine, which I believe, hopefully, they will. From there you can assess what they are capable of doing.
"I know the team is not going to do a season like this year next year because they will react and get better. Even though it's not going to be as good a car as last year it's hopefully going to be a car capable of fighting for points much more often, it can still be a good team."