With Renault finally taking over the Lotus team next year, it had emerged that Pastor Maldonado and new-signing Jolyon Palmer might not be guaranteed to be driving for the manufacturer in 2016.

According to GPUpdate though, Renault are keeping their Lotus-confirmed line-up for next year after all. “I confirm that Pastor and Jolyon will be racing for Renault in 2016,” said a Renault spokesman.

A sigh of relief here at WTF1 as Pastor Maldonado jokes will still be relevant next year.

Meanwhile Renault have now officially completed their takeover of Lotus, which secures the team’s future and puts to an end to the team’s long-running money troubles.

Renault are set to reveal more of their plans (and hopefully a beautiful yellow livery) at an event in Paris in February.