It was September 11th 2011 when Team Lotus announced the extension of the contract of Jarno Trulli through the 2012 season. The speculation about the extension begun earlier within the year with his manager confirming to GoCar.gr that his client has "sealed the deal for 2012" in the summer time. Fast forward and in the last GP’s many paddock sources suggested that his future is in doubt even with the announcement from the team.
The Abu Dhabi paddock was no exception to that with the whispers coming suggesting that Jarno Trulli will have his last race with the team in Brazil. So we will have another interesting situation there on who might get the empty seat. Watch this space.