Austrian, Car #3
It feels great to renew my contract with Lotus 3.5 Team and for the first time in my single seater career I will continue with the same team, which in my opinion might be even a little advantage. 2016 was a very important year for me so we just need to stay focussed and build on the five podiums that we achieved in Aragon, Paul Ricard, Silverstone and Monza. Lotus has definitely made me a better driver and I want to thank Bob Vavrik and Tony Charouz for their confidence.
Brazilian, Car #4
I really enjoyed working with the team when we met last year for winter testing. It’s an extremely professional team, we did two test days and we topped morning and afternoon sessions. I felt really comfortable and I’m very happy to drive with them for 2017. 45 years ago my grandfather won the Formula 1 World Championship with Lotus and this is a great coincidence. I’m not competing for the Formula 1 title at the moment, but we’ll give all our effort to win World Series. Thanks to all my sponsors that made this happen, and especially Escuderia Telmex and all the people who worked on this project to support me.