Romain Grosjean will almost certainly keep his place at Lotus beyond this season.
The Frenchman, however, had to be reminded to show his always-present smile on the podium in Korea, after a team orders dispute with his bosses.
Grosjean, who has struggled at times in the last two seasons, had outclassed his highly-rated teammate Kimi Raikkonen in Korea, and was set to finish second behind Sebastian Vettel.
But he made a mistake at the safety car restart, handing second place to the Ferrari-bound Finn.
Team boss Eric Boullier revealed Grosjean "begged for some team orders" to be handed the place back, but was not given the answer he was hoping for.
However, although it was Raikkonen...
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