Lotus have confirmed that Pastor Maldonado will keep his seat for the 2016 season, though the team have yet to confirm who his team-mate will be.
The Venezuelan, who has scored just 12 points compared to current team-mate Grosjean’s 38, will stay for a third season.
“It’s a positive for the future of Lotus F1 Team that we are able to confirm publically that Pastor remains with us for next season,” said co-owner Gerard Lopez.
“Everyone at Enstone will testify that Pastor is a terrific person to work with and we all know the performances he is capable of on track.
“Pastor joined us with a multi-year deal so this confirmation is a reiteration of our belief in him. We hope to be able to make further positive announcements regarding the team in the near future.”
Maldonado added: “It’s great that the team can confirm my position as race driver for 2016.
“Obviously, there has been a lot of speculation about the future and whilst I have remained focused on my job on track it is also positive to know that my future is confirmed.
“This season has presented us with some challenges but the quality of the squad at Enstone is clear to see. I really feel part of the family at Enstone and I’m looking forward to building on the work done this year to deliver better results in 2016.”