Jarno Trulli is staying with Team Lotus in 2012, the Tony Fernandes-led outfit announced on Sunday morning.
Ahead of the 37-year-old’s 15th home race at Monza, a media statement said Italian Trulli will race a third consecutive season with Team Lotus next year.
“We are all delighted that we have been able to reach an agreement to keep Jarno on board for at least one more year with our team,” said boss and owner Fernandes.
Trulli made his debut as a 22-year-old with Minardi in 1997, and has also driven for Jordan, Renault and Toyota.
His sole grand prix win was the Monaco grand prix of 2004.