Pastor Maldonado
Mar 28

Lotus Endures Disastrous First Day In Malaysia

Romain Grosjean's Lotus is removed from the track after breaking down during practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

Romain Grosjean’s Lotus is removed from the track after breaking down during practice. (Photo: Getty Images)

 

Lotus endured another disastrous day in Sepang as Pastor Maldonado failed to log a lap time.

Maldonado did only two installation laps in the morning before he was forced to park the car, and a power unit change – including key components such as the V6, the turbo and the motor generator units – meant that he could not run in the afternoon.

Jan 24

F1: Lopez Replaces Boullier As Lotus Team Principal

Gerard Lopez (right) will replace Eric Boullier (left) as team principal at Lotus. (Photo: Getty Images)

Gerard Lopez (right) will replace Eric Boullier (left) as team principal at Lotus. (Photo: Getty Images)

Gerard Lopez took over as the team principal of Lotus on Friday as a replacement for Eric Boullier, fueling widespread media reports that the Frenchman is on the move to Formula One rival McLaren.

Lopez will combine his new role with his previous position of co-chairman at Lotus, which had a strong season on the track last year despite financial problems off it.

Jan 10

F1: FIA Entry List Reveals Driver Number Choices

Sebastian Vettel has opted to use the No. 1 for the 2014 Formula 1 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sebastian Vettel has opted to use the No. 1 for the 2014 Formula 1 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

The FIA has issued a 2014 World Championship entry list, giving us a first proper look at the numbers chosen by the drivers.

Several drivers have used Twitter to reveal the numbers they requested and, over the last few days, confirm what they have been given.

Nov 29

F1: Lotus Confirms Maldonado And Grosjean As 2014 Drivers

F1: Lotus Confirms Maldonado And Grosjean As 2014 Drivers

Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado sits in the pits during the first practice session at the Yas Marina circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lotus has finally officially confirmed that Pastor Maldonado will race for the team in 2014, alongside Romain Grosjean.

As previously reported here Maldonado and his Venezuelan backers opted for Lotus over Sauber in Brazil on Sunday, after a frantic final day of discussions with both teams.

Nov 27

F1: Hulkenberg Set For Force India After Sauber Exit

F1: Nico Hulkenberg Set For Force India After Sauber Exit

Nico Hulkenberg of Germany. (Photo: Getty Images)

Nico Hulkenberg looks set to be with Force India next year – after apparently failing in an attempt to stay at Sauber.

While the German signed a deal with Force India some time ago, he had until the start of this week to make a final decision on whether to proceed, as the Lotus deal was still open to him. However, Pastor Maldonado has finally agreed to join the Enstone team.