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Maldonado: From crazy to great?
Pastor Maldonado’s late-race chase of Max Verstappen’s seventh place was a highlight of the Austrian Grand Prix, one which culminated in one of the greatest pieces of raw, reactive car control ever seen.
Maldonado: Canada pace no one-off
Pastor Maldonado is confident Lotus’s pace in Canada won’t be a one-off as the Venezuelan doesn’t believe it was down to Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve being an engine-dependent track.
Lotus target overtaking Red Bull
Lotus say they are ready to power on in their pursuit of fourth-placed Red Bull in the Constructors’ Championship after a breakthrough performance for the Enstone team in Canada.
Grosjean sorry for Stevens clash
Romain Grosjean has apologised for his collision with Will Stevens, which cost the Frenchman a strong points finish in Sunday’s Canadian GP.
'Maldonado not untouchable'
Lotus CEO Matthew Carter says Pastor Maldonado is not untouchable and that the Venezuelan has to prove himself to keep his seat with the team.
Drivers give plans the thumbs up
Perhaps unsurprisingly, drivers have voiced their support for plans to make F1 cars much faster than the current crop the season after next.
Pastor unfazed by 'Crashtor' tag
Pastor Maldonado has shrugged off his ‘Crashtor’ nickname - although the Venezuelan admitted he does feel "big pressure" from his vast sponsorship endorsement.
Lotus run at Brands Hatch
Lotus conducted one of their allotted 2015 filming days at Brands Hatch on Monday with their E23 car.
Lotus backing Maldonado
Lotus are backing Pastor Maldonado to start delivering points for the team after being involved in a string of collisions at the start of 2015.
Button hit with time penalty
Jenson Button has been hit with a five-second time penalty and had two points added to his super licence after crashing into Pastor Maldonado.
Lotus expecting points to flow
Lotus are confident it is only a matter of time before they start consistently scoring points in 2015 after problems in each of the opening two races.
Penalty points for three drivers
Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg have both had two penalty points added to the super licences after their respective crashes in Malaysia.
Lotus target gap to Williams
Lotus believe they would have beaten Red Bull in the Australian GP but for a pair of calamities at the start of the 2015 season curtain raiser and have targeted closing the gap to Williams in Malaysia.
New Lotus 'a good step forward'
Lotus technical director Nick Chester is anticipating a far stronger start to the season at the Australian GP than they managed in Melbourne 12 months ago.
McLaren come unstuck again
Pastor Maldonado and Lotus set the fastest time of the Barcelona test so far as McLaren-Honda ran into yet more problems on day three at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Ferrari impress again in test
Ferrari maintained their impressive early-season form on the first day of the Barcelona test as McLaren-Honda's woes continued and Lewis Hamilton was forced to stop running due to illness.
Lotus reveal first look at E23
Lotus have provided a first glimpse of their 2015 challenger, the E23 Hybrid, and predicted it will trigger a vast improvement in their on-track fortunes this year.
Lotus 'subject to confirmation'
The Lotus team have been listed as “subject to confirmation” on an updated FIA entry list for the 2015 Formula 1 season.
Maldonado back in ninth
Pastor Maldonado has reclaimed ninth place in the U.S. GP after Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne slipped back behind the Venezuelan in the revised classification courtesy of a five-second time penalty for colliding with the other Lotus of Romain Grosjean.
Grid drop for Maldonado
Pastor Maldonado, whose maiden season at Lotus has been beset by problems, suffered another setback at Suzuka on Friday when he became the second driver to pick up a ten-place grid penalty for the use of a sixth turbo engine in 2014.