Additionally, Fontana has signed to Lotus’ junior driver programme, along with Marlon Stockinger (who replaces Kevin Korjus). Stockinger and Sorensen will comprise Lotus-Charouz’s line up in WSR.
I’m not entirely sure why Lotus has a driver development programme – they’re not going to let go of Raikkonen or Grosjean any time soon.
Notice how Lotus GP has reverted to its original name of ART Grand Prix- it explains why Fontana isn’t at the French squad.
No, it doesn’t. It’s more likely that Lotus simply decided to kill their funding to various teams, and instead just back individual drivers.