While Romain Grosjean got so bored of waiting for Renault to buy Lotus he left to join Haas, Pastor Maldonado extended his contract with the team. Then, back in October, it was announced that test driver Jolyon Palmer would be promoted to a race seat for 2016.

Now though it seems like Pastor and Palmer aren’t completely safe from getting axed ahead of the new season. That is according to Renault CEO, Carlos Ghosn.

Asked by French daily newspaper Le Figaro if a Frenchman would be driving for Renault in 2016, Ghosn replied: “We will wait a few weeks. I refer to a meeting in January 2016, when we will explain the organisation, goals, strategy and we will also talk about drivers and partners.”

Renault have a close working relationship with Total, which had clashed with Maldonado’s big money sponsor PDVSA. With Total back, they could want a French driver in the team in place of Romain Grosjean.

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