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Pastor Maldonado to join Romain Grosjean at Lotus in 2014. // Lotus sort their line-up for next year, with something old and something new

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Pastor Maldonado to join Romain Grosjean at Lotus in 2014.
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The Lotus F1 team have revealed their driver line-up for next season, retaining Romain Grosjean for his third year with the Enstone-based squad, and welcoming Pastor Maldonado from Williams. Pastor has driven for Williams for three years, since joining the sport in 2011, and has one victory to his name at the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix.

The Venezuelan driver has been particularly vocal about his aims to leave his current team behind and move up the field, and he says of his new employers: “It’s no secret that I have wanted a change of scene to help push on with my F1 career and Lotus offered the very best opportunity for me to be competitive next season.”

Meanwhile, Romain Grosjean is looking forward to building on what has been a rather more successful second season than his first, finishing on the podium six times, with a highlight second place at the US Grand Prix. Grosjean says: “This past year has been tremendously satisfying for me. We have worked well together, and I know everyone at Enstone is motivated to continue the fight for every last point available.”