Lotus’s junior driver Esteban Ocon, who won the European Formula Three championship last weekend, is to test for the team next month.
Pastor Maldonado is set to become the second driver this year to receive a penalty for using a sixth engine component.
Romain Grosjean blasted his car’s Renault engine after a disappointing qualifying session in Singapore.
Charles Pic will return to the wheel of an F1 car in a race weekend practice session for the first time since last season.
Pastor Maldonado will continue to drive for Lotus next year, the team have confirmed.
The two Lotus drivers say the balance of their car has suffered now they have to run without front-rear interconnected suspension.
Pastor Maldonado has been excluded from the results of qualifying for the British Grand Prix after his car was found to have too little fuel on board.
Pastor Maldonado has been given a reprimand for failing to reattach the steering wheel on his Lotus after he stopped during qualifying.
The long straights and tight corners of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will put Lotus at a disadvantage this weekend, Pastor Maldonado believes.
Reigning GP2 champion Fabio Leimer will test a Lotus Formula One car at Paul Ricard on Tuesday.