Former Marussia and Caterham driver Charles Pic has landed the third driver role at Lotus for this season.
Pic has good contacts with Renault and Total, and the former helped him to land the Caterham seat last year. His focus will be on the simulator.
“I am very excited to join a top team and Lotus F1 Team have certainly shown that they are a top team in this sport,” said Pic. “It’s a great honor for me and I will be working hard to give my best to the team throughout 2014. Obviously, the big change is that I won’t be racing in Formula 1, but I will be at the races and working in meetings which will help me develop and progress as a driver.
“In terms of resources Lotus F1 Team have a fantastic facility at Enstone, and the people there have experience of winning championships. I will be spending a lot of time with the squad and I expect to learn a lot from them.”Charles Pic, Formula 1, Lotus