The teams with confirmed pairings for 2016 are:-
Mercedes:- Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg
Ferrari:- Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen
Williams:- Valterri Bottas and Felipe Massa
Sauber:- Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr
Toro Rosso:- Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz
Red Bull Racing:- Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat
With Lotus to become the French national team Romain Grosjean would be the favourite to be the number one driver in the team. But with Lotus resigning Pastor Maldonado for 2016 throws a curveball into the court as the Venezuelan was under immense pressure to lose his seat. Therefore to avoid a complete new line up Lotus have retained Pastor, meaning that Grosjean will leave Enstone. The favourites for the seat at Lotus is Frenchman Jean Eric Vergne and Mexican Sergio Perez. It is most likely that Vergne will get the drive.
With Grosjean without a seat it is obvious that he will go to Haas in an attempt to get the 2017 Ferrari drive. The Frenchman's interviews and body language at the Singapore GP indicate that the move to the new US based outfit is where Grosjean will head. If Perez gets the Renault drive then it will most likely be Vergne who gets the second Haas drive although Esterban Gutierrez is tipped to get the drive.
After a great outing in Singapore Alexander Rossi has put his hat back in play for the Haas drive but will most likely miss out. With Lotus using Renault power in 2016 there is a spare Mercedes engine which Manor will attempt to gain. If they do Mercedes will place their reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein in the Manor leaving Rossi and Stevens to battle it out for the remaining seat, although another driver with a bigger budget could take that seat too.