Total pledges full support to Grosjean for 2013
19 December 2012 – Romain Grosjean will head into his second full Formula 1 campaign with the financial backing of Total. The French oil and gas company has pledged its full support to the 26-year-old driver, who again lines up alongside Kimi Räikkönen at Lotus.
"Supporting young talents, encouraging the path of excellence and performance, is a mission that is important to us. It complements the technological commitment that binds us to manufacturers and allows us to make of Formula 1, a laboratory of innovation to provide our customers with fuels and lubricants which tend to optimum energy efficiency."
Total is also a team sponsor of Lotus, appearing on front and rear wing endplates.