Jarno Trulli has dismissed suggestions that his future at the Lotus Racing team is in doubt, and he is certain he will be with the team in 2011.
Speculation in Brazil has suggested Hispania's Bruno Senna was set to replace Trulli at Lotus next season, and that the Italian was looking for a deal to go NASCAR racing. The veteran Italian, however, says the story was simply made up.
"It seems all invented to me, as are the rumors that I would go racing in NASCAR," Trulli told Autosprint. "The truth is that before coming to Brazil I went to Miami and met [Juan Pablo] Montoya to exchange the Audemars Piguet watches that bear our names.
"I'm calm about the future, as I've already been involved by [Mike] Gascoyne in the 2011 project."
Trulli's manager Lucio Cavuto also criticized Senna, who he reckons to be behind the rumors.
"Those are just rumors bandied about by Senna, who as far as I know has even had trouble respecting the financial obligations he took with Hispania this year," he said.