Date: 20th November 2014 at 8:06am
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In a not so unexpected announcement Romain Grosjean has been announced as a Lotus driver for the 2015 Formula One World Championship.

The 28-year-old Frenchman was already under contract to Lotus for next season, but had previously revealed that due to performance related clauses in his contract he was free to walk away from the team.

With a lack of better options on the grid available for Grosjean and the prospect of a better season in 2015 following the teams switch from Renault to Mercedes power, Grosjean has opted to stick rather than twist.

?It?s fantastic for me to be continuing with Lotus F1 Team for 2015 and it?s superb to have the support of everyone at Enstone, It?s no secret that we?ve had a really tough season this year, but the team has remained focused and we?re all determined to return to regular points-scoring in 2015. Grosjean told the media.

Lotus Team Principal Gerard Lopez added: ?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.?