Grosjean jumps gun on Lotus announcement

Date published: November 12 2014

Lotus appear to be close to announcing Romain Grosjean for the 2015 season after the Frenchman tweeted he is staying before deleting it.

The Enstone-based squad have made no secret of the fact that they want to retain Grosjean, who admitted at Interlagos over the weekend that both parties are close to concluding a deal.

The 28-year-old took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce he is “Proud to announce I’ll be racing with@Lotus_F1Team in #2015” but it was deleted quickly afterwards.

Lotus have already confirmed Pastor Maldonado for the 2015 campaign.