Romain Grosjean says he has made a decision on his immediate future in Formula 1, as rumours grow that he could be on his way to the incoming Haas F1 team.
Though the Frenchman was originally tipped to remain involved with the Lotus team he has raced with since 2012, regardless of whether its much discussed sale to Renault goes ahead, rumours in the wake of the Italian Grand Prix are increasingly linking him to one of Haas' two available seats.
Indeed, as the Lotus-Renault negotiations drag on, the temptation could be for Grosjean to seek alternative arrangements in the meantime. With this in mind, Grosjean's 76 starts and 10 career podiums would make him an attractive option for a Haas team that has stated a desire for an experienced hand to guide development.
Whilst Grosjean refused to be pushed on the prospect of Haas entering the frame for his services, he did reveal he has made a decision on his 2016 plans.
“The only thing I can tell you is I have made my decision, everything is clear in my head and I know what is going to happen in the future, but I can't tell you any more…”
As it stands, Grosjean – along with Pastor Maldonado - has a contract with Lotus for 2016, but a Renault takeover could see his annul his deal, leaving him potentially free to switch teams.
Haas, meanwhile, has been linked with several drivers in recent weeks, though former Sauber driver and Ferrari reserve Esteban Gutierrez is expected to secure one of the seats.