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Lotus entry ‘subject to confirmation’

The FIA has published an updated entry list for next year’s Formula 1 season and Manor and Caterham remain on it while Lotus are now also “subject to confirmation”.

The initial list was revealed last month with Manor, who competed as Marussia this year, and Caterham also “subject to confirmation” after the two teams went into administration last season.

Marussia have already ceased trading with many of its assets auctioned a few weeks ago, but Caterham are still hoping to find a buyer and compete in the 2015 Championship.

One tweak to the list sees Lotus’ status changed despite the team already confirming Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado for next year with Mercedes their new engine supplier.

The numbers of the drivers who will be on the grid have also been revealed with defending World Champion Lewis Hamilton keeping number 44.

2015 Entry List:
Mercedes (Engine: Mercedes)44. Lewis Hamilton
6. Nico Rosberg

Red Bull Racing (Renault)
3. Daniel Ricciardo
26. Daniil Kvyat

Williams (Mercedes)
19. Felipe Massa
77. Valtteri Bottas

Scuderia Ferrari (Ferrari)
5. Sebastian Vettel
7. Kimi Raikkonen

McLaren (Honda)
14. Fernando Alonso
22. Jenson Button

Force India F1 Team (Mercedes
27. Nico Hulkenberg
11. Sergio Perez

Scuderia Toro Rosso (Renault)
33. Max Verstappen
55. Carlos Sainz Jr.

Lotus F1 Team (Mercedes)*
8. Romain Grosjean
13. Pastor Maldonado

Sauber F1 Team (Ferrari)
9. Marcus Ericsson
12. Felipe Nasr

Manor F1 Team (Ferrari)*
TBA
TBA

CF1 Caterham F1 Team (Renault)*
TBA
TBA

*Subject to confirmation

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