Maldonado and Grosjean join forces at Lotus

Updated 1708 GMT (0108 HKT) November 29, 2013
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Venezuelan racer Pastor Maldonado has joined the Lotus Formula One team for the 2014 season after three years at Williams. Clive Mason/Getty Images
French driver Romain Grosjean proved he is no cowboy -- despite wearing a stetson to celebrate his second place at the 2013 United States Grand Prix -- by securing a third year at Lotus. Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Maldonado and Grosjean were rivals on the track for the last two Formula One seasons but it was usually the Lotus car (pictured behind) which had the edge on the sluggish Williams. KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images
Unlike Grosjean, Maldonado is a race-winner in F1 thanks to his 2012 victory in Spain. DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/GettyImages