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Maldonado staying at Lotus
Lotus Team Principal Gerard Lopez confirmed on Saturday that they will retain Pastor Maldonado for the 2015 season.
Massa top at Silverstone
Felipe Massa's Williams was fastest on Day One of Formula 1's latest in-season test at Silverstone on Tuesday.
Grid penalty for Gutierrez
Esteban Gutierrez has been handed a three-place grid penalty for the German Grand Prix after the stewards found him guilty of causing a collision with Pastor Maldonado in Sunday’s British GP.
Maldonado sent to back of grid
Pastor Maldonado has been sent to the back of the grid for Sunday’s British Grand Prix after his Lotus was found not to have enough fuel to provide a sample following qualifying.
Lotus aiming for better
Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado are both optimistic that Lotus can overcome their recent hiccups and regain momentum at next weekend’s Austrian GP.
Maldonado: I've made mistakes
Pastor Maldonado reckons Lotus's difficult start to the season has been a factor in his recent spate of accidents, although the Venezuelan accepts he's made more mistakes than he should have.
Lotus backing Maldonado
Lotus team boss Gerard Lopez has backed Pastor Maldonado to recover from the error-strewn start to his career at the team and emulate the sharp upward career trajectory of team-mate Romain Grosjean.
Lotus 'in much better shape'
Lotus say they're in much better shape now after their difficult start to the season, with Pastor Maldonado hailing "a big step forward" at the end of testing in Barcelona.
Pastor 'happy' despite crash
Pastor Maldonado says he is "happy" to keep on fighting his Lotus E22 despite suffering another knock-out blow at the start of qualifying for the Spanish GP.
Maldonado accepts mistakes
Pastor Maldonado held his hands up to a pair of mistakes after a troubled day of practice in China - but the Venezuelan believes Lotus's improvements still mean he can go on to enjoy his strongest race of his season.
Triple penalty for Maldonado
Bahrain GP stewards have come down hard on Pastor Maldonado and issued the Lotus driver with two further penalties for causing the crash which flipped Esteban Gutierrez's Sauber.
Maldonado 'not frustrated'
Pastor Maldonado denies feeling frustrated by the seemingly endless list of problems Lotus are having with their car, despite spending another day on the sidelines during opening practice for the Malaysia GP.
'Tough start to life at Lotus'
Pastor Maldonado admits it has been a "very tough" start to life at Lotus following his winter switch from Williams.
Lotus hope to improve by Spain
Lotus Technical Director Nick Chester has warned it could take until the Spanish Grand Prix in May before they return to the level they want to compete at.
Lotus braced for tough start
Lotus Technical Director Nick Chester is expecting a "difficult" couple of races at the start of the upcoming F1 season and admits the team will do well to finish the Australian GP.
'FW36 running like a dream'
Williams Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds says the team's new FW36 car, powered by a Mercedes unit, has 'run like a dream' during pre-season testing.
Renault: We're making steps
Renault's Rob White says "several steps forward" have been made in attempts to fix its power unit but accepts it is still "some weeks" behind schedule.
Maldonado pleased with E22
Pastor Maldonado is confident Lotus are progressing to a position of competitiveness with the E22 despite the car's belated appearance for pre-season testing.
'We can be top Renault team'
Lotus Technical Director Nick Chester says he can see no reason why they can't be the leading Renault-powered team at the start of the season, after an encouraging debut for the E22 in Bahrain.
'Renault unit could be best'
Pastor Maldonado believes the Renault power unit may prove to be "even better" than Mercedes' as the 2014 season unfolds.