‘Grosjean leaving Lotus for Haas’


Renault Sport's Cyril Abiteboul has revealed that Romain Grosjean will join the new Haas F1 Team next season.

Grosjean's contract with Lotus runs until the end of the 2015 season, but the Enstone squad are facing an uncertain future with Renault reportedly on the verge of taking the team over and running it as a works outfit next year.

The Frenchman, though, has been linked with a move to the American-based Haas F1 and he admitted during Thursday's press conference in Singapore that he had made a decision about his future, but is not yet ready to make it public.

However, Renault Sport F1 managing director Abiteboul got ahead of him as he confirmed to French channel Canal that Grosjean will join Haas F1 ahead of the 2016 season.

Haas F1 have previously admitted that they will opt for one of Esteban Gutierrez or Jean-Eric Vergne, who are both Ferrari reserves this year, and another experienced driver.