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Lotus retains Grosjean, Maldonado for 2015

Snapshot: Lotus confirmed both their drivers, Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado, partnering once again.

The 2014 is on the verge of ending, with the Abu Dhabi GP just around the corner. So, much of the focus is shifted towards the coming 2015 season, which promises to be bigger and better with all the shuffling of drivers and financial troubles looming on teams. The latest news comes from the Lotus team, as they have confirmed both their drivers, Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado, partnering once again. 

With the news of both the places booked, only a few seats are left open for drivers. Ferrari is yet to confirm both the drivers and McLaren one its drivers. While the latter is expected to get Alonso, the former is said to confirm Vettel in the place of Alonso. Torro Rosso also have one seat open while the troubled Caterham and Marussia are still waiting for financial problems to get over and decide for drivers. 

Romain Grosjean, the Swiss driver made a debut with the same team way back in 2009, and returned back to the same team in 2012, after winning the GP2. Since then, he has been driving for Lotus, scoring 9 podiums till date. Pastor Maldonado, on the other hand, drove for Williams for three years before moving to Lotus. His highest achievement includes winning the Spanish Grand Prix in 2012.

Gérard Lopez, co-Chairman and Team Principal, Lotus F1 Team said, "It is with great pleasure that we can formally confirm that Romain Grosjean will continue with Lotus F1 Team alongside Pastor Maldonado next season. You really learn something about a driver when they have the chips against them and Romain has delivered impeccably in 2014 despite the very big challenges he has faced. We know that Romain will always get the most out of the car at his disposal, which is why we can't wait to harness his potential with Mercedes-Benz power in 2015."

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