Date: 8th August 2014 at 10:33am
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Romain Grosjean’s future might not be at Lotus next season, despite the driver strongly believing the team will improve in 2015.

At the German Grand Prix Lotus team principal Gerard Lopez confirmed that Pastor Maldonado would be remaining at the team for next season.

But the future of Grosjean is far from certain.

The Franco-Swiss driver has a strong affinity with the team, but his desire is to regularly win Formula One races and after the 28-year-old showed the level of his performances at the tail end of 2013, he is highly regarded and could be a wanted man come the end of the season.

‘I love the team, I love going to Enstone and I love the atmosphere, but at the end of the day what you want is to win a race, The thing I’m certainly sure of is that next year is going to be better than this year for the team.’ Grosjean told Autosport Magazine.

One of the major reasons behind that thought process is the anticipated power-unit switch that Lotus have been rumoured to be making for 2015.

This season Lotus have been running with the much maligned Renault engine, which has lacked grunt down the straights.

But next season it is heavily rumoured that Lotus will be switching to Mercedes engines, something which the Williams team have shown great benefit from this season.

‘We know our pace deficit and we know, if we swap engines, what it’s going to bring, then we know which area we have to work, That’s our process at the moment; where is the problem, how can we do better, why don’t we get the gain or loss we are supposed to have?

‘So I don’t really want to think about what is or isn’t possible next year, I just want to do as well as I can.’