Pic chosen by Lotus to be Reserve Driver 20 February, 2014 Nicholas Prost, Pastor Maldonado, Romain Grosjean, Charles Pic Lotus have confirmed former Caterham and Marussia driver Charles Pic as their Third Driver for the 2014 season. The 24-year-old Frenchman, who has 39 grand prix starts to his name, will conduct simulator work at the Enstone squad’s factory, whilst also providing support at races. “I am very excited to join a top team and Lotus F1 Team have certainly shown that they are a top team in this sport,” said Pic, who will back up Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado this year. “It’s a great honour for me and I will be working hard to give my best to the team throughout 2014. Obviously, the big change is that I won’t be racing in F1, but I will be at the races and working in meetings which will help me develop and progress as a driver. “In terms of resources Lotus F1 Team have a fantastic facility at Enstone and the people there have experience of winning Championships. I will be spending a lot of time with the squad and I expect to learn a lot from them.” Joining Pic at Lotus is 23-year-old Dane Marco Sorensen, who will act as a Reserve and Development Driver alongside Nicolas Prost. (Lotus) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsGrosjean: I leave the door open to any nice optionGrosjean: I want to win races and soonLotus give hint of intent to keep GrosjeanGrosjean admits Formula 1 future uncertainGrosjean: Hockenheim will tell how much we have progressedMaldonado: Latest Renault engine much strongerMaldonado expects big power boost for GermanyGutierrez penalised for crashing into MaldonadoMaldonado: I expect to be further up the orderGrosjean: Silverstone should suit our car Hawk i dislike that business of reserve driver. cannot avoid to wish bad luck on the drivers, the likes of Massa’s misfortunes in 2009.. for instance if the driver had some misfortune like Massa did and you went back home in the evening with the news.. what form does the conversation at dinner take? is it one of excitement or is it really sombre like it should?