Lotus has extended Jarno Trulli's contract through next year.
Lotus made the announcement Sunday ahead of Trulli's home Italian Grand Prix, and it means the 37-year-old driver will enter a third season with the Anglo-Malaysian team.
Trulli joined Lotus in late 2009 and was with the team for its entry into Formula One last year.
Trulli says, "the challenge I first accepted when I joined the team is becoming more exciting every day, and I am very proud that I can keep helping the team take steps forward for at least another year."
His only win came in the 2004 Monaco GP with Renault.