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  1. Sunday 29 May 2016

  2. Maldonado talking to F1 teams over return 11:34

    Maldonado talking to F1 teams over return

    Pastor Maldonado says he is speaking to multiple Formula 1 teams over a return to the grid in 2017, after losing his Lotus/Renault seat over the winter…

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  3. Wednesday 11 May 2016

  4. Pirelli denies Maldonado test reports 10:48

    Pirelli denies Maldonado test reports

    Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli has denied rumours that it has hired Pastor Maldonado as a test driver. Last month, the FIA's World Motor Sport Council gave…

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  5. Sunday 14 February 2016

  6. Maldonado: F1 exit 'a bolt from the blue' 15:10

    Maldonado: F1 exit 'a bolt from the blue'

    Pastor Maldonado says that losing his Formula 1 seat ahead of the 2016 campaign came as a "bolt from the blue", having initially been set to remain on the grid…

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  7. Tuesday 9 February 2016

  8. Palmer: Maldonado 'not a bad driver' 10:06

    Palmer: Maldonado 'not a bad driver'

    Jolyon Palmer has defended Pastor Maldonado's abilities behind the wheel after the Venezuelan lost his Formula 1 drive at Renault ahead of the 2016…

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  9. Friday 5 February 2016

  10. Renault pays tribute to axed Maldonado 19:05

    Renault pays tribute to axed Maldonado

    Renault has paid tribute to Pastor Maldonado, thanking him for "two years of loyal service", after the Venezuelan lost his seat with the team ahead of the 2016…

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  11. Wednesday 3 February 2016

  12. Renault confirms Magnussen for 2016 12:43

    Renault confirms Magnussen for 2016

    Renault has formally announced that ex-McLaren racer Kevin Magnussen will make a return to the Formula 1 grid with the manufacturer for the 2016 season…

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  13. Tuesday 2 February 2016

  14. Maldonado eyeing F1 return in 2017 11:19

    Maldonado eyeing F1 return in 2017

    Pastor Maldonado's manager, Nicolas Todt, says that the Venezuelan is keen to return to Formula 1 in 2017, after losing his seat at Renault for the new…

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  15. Reflection: Maldonado's day in the sun 09:02

    Reflection: Maldonado's day in the sun

    Pastor Maldonado confirmed on Monday that he will not participate in Formula 1 this year. GPUpdate.net reflects on the Spanish Grand Prix back in 2012, in which…

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  16. Monday 1 February 2016

  17. Maldonado confirms he won't be on grid 15:51

    Maldonado confirms he won't be on grid

    Pastor Maldonado has confirmed that he has lost his seat at Renault for the upcoming Formula 1 season, and will not be on the grid, with Kevin Magnussen set to…

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  18. Friday 29 January 2016

  19. Magnussen poised to replace Maldonado 07:30

    Magnussen poised to replace Maldonado

    Kevin Magnussen looks set to return to the Formula 1 grid for the 2016 season, with the ex-McLaren racer tipped to replace Pastor Maldonado at Renault's new…

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  20. Tuesday 26 January 2016

  21. Maldonado's cousin to race in Italian F4 14:19

    Maldonado's cousin to race in Italian F4

    Pastor Maldonado's cousin, Manuel, will make his single-seater debut in Italian Formula 4 in 2016. Manuel Maldonado, 15, recently competed in the British S1…

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  22. Monday 25 January 2016

  23. Webber: Maldonado 'out of his depth' 10:22

    Webber: Maldonado 'out of his depth'

    Reigning World Endurance Champion Mark Webber believes that Pastor Maldonado is the worst driver he has shared a circuit with and is "out of his depth" in…

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  24. Tuesday 22 December 2015

  25. Renault confirms Maldonado, Palmer 10:57

    Renault confirms Maldonado, Palmer

    Renault has confirmed that it will field Pastor Maldonado and Jolyon Palmer during the 2016 season, ending speculation that the pair could be replaced following…

    F1
  26. Monday 14 December 2015

  27. 2015 review: Lotus mired in the midfield 08:52

    2015 review: Lotus mired in the midfield

    Having covered the top five teams last week, GPUpdate.net moves further down the grid and continues by reflecting on Lotus' 2015 campaign, in which progress was…

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  28. Tuesday 8 December 2015

  29. Lotus expects Renault to keep drivers 08:55

    Lotus expects Renault to keep drivers

    Renault's purchase of Lotus is unlikely to impact the team's 2016 driver line-up of Pastor Maldonado and Jolyon Palmer, according to current CEO Matthew…

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  30. Sunday 22 November 2015

  31. Maldonado shrugs off Ericsson clash 13:02

    Maldonado shrugs off Ericsson clash

    Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado has shrugged off his clash with Sauber rival Marcus Ericsson during last weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix. Maldonado collided…

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  32. Monday 19 October 2015

  33. Maldonado sure of good points opportunity 10:32

    Maldonado sure of good points opportunity

    Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado is optimistic that he continue his run of points at this weekend's United States Grand Prix. Maldonado has twice scored points…

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  34. Sunday 27 September 2015

  35. Double points finish delights Lotus pair 09:19

    Double points finish delights Lotus pair

    Lotus duo Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado expressed their satisfaction after both making the points at the Japanese Grand Prix. Grosjean gained a place…

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  36. Tuesday 22 September 2015

  37. Maldonado, Lotus to 'benefit from continuity' 11:45

    Maldonado, Lotus to 'benefit from continuity'

    Lotus Deputy Team Principal Federico Gastaldi says he expects Pastor Maldonado's contract renewal for the 2016 campaign to benefit both the driver and…

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  38. Sunday 20 September 2015

  39. Lotus confirms Maldonado to stay for 2016 19:54

    Lotus confirms Maldonado to stay for 2016

    Lotus has confirmed that Pastor Maldonado will continue to race for the team in 2016, marking his third successive season with the Enstone based…

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  40. Button hits out at 'strange' Maldonado 17:22

    Button hits out at 'strange' Maldonado

    Jenson Button has criticised Pastor Maldonado for his "strange" driving in the build up to their collision at the Singapore Grand Prix. McLaren-Honda driver…

    F1
  41. Saturday 19 September 2015

  42. Q3 appearance surprises Grosjean 18:34

    Q3 appearance surprises Grosjean

    Lotus driver Romain Grosjean declared himself "happy" after he was able to progress through to Q3 during qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix. Grosjean…

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  43. Sunday 6 September 2015

  44. Lotus drivers lament opening lap exit 16:16

    Lotus drivers lament opening lap exit

    Lotus drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado were left to rue another early exit as they both retired on the first lap of the Italian Grand…

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  45. Saturday 5 September 2015

  46. Maldonado blames Q2 exit on tyres 15:37

    Maldonado blames Q2 exit on tyres

    Pastor Maldonado says a lack of tyre temperature played a key role in his exit from the second qualifying phase at the Italian Grand Prix. Maldonado was the…

    F1
  47. Saturday 29 August 2015

  48. Maldonado caused own DNF with 17G impact 07:46

    Maldonado caused own DNF with 17G impact

    Pastor Maldonado caused his own retirement from last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps with a sizeable 17G impact over kerbs, Lotus has…

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  49. Tuesday 11 August 2015

  50. Maldonado says image being 'tarnished' 14:34

    Maldonado says image being 'tarnished'

    Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado believes that his reputation is being unfairly "tarnished" by people who are quick to blame him for any on track incidents he is…

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  51. Monday 10 August 2015

  52. Mid-season review: Lotus solid, unspectacular 08:32

    Mid-season review: Lotus solid, unspectacular

    Having analysed the top five teams last week, GPUpdate.net's mid-season reviews continues with Lotus, which has recovered from its awful 2014 season to find…

    F1
  53. Monday 27 July 2015

  54. Maldonado says stewards were 'very strict' 11:22

    Maldonado says stewards were 'very strict'

    Pastor Maldonado believes that the Hungarian Grand Prix stewards were "very strict" as the Lotus driver picked up a number of penalties during Sunday's…

    F1
  55. Hamilton among drivers given penalty points 08:14

    Hamilton among drivers given penalty points

    Lewis Hamilton was among the drivers handed penalty points by the stewards as a result of incidents which took place during Sunday's Hungarian Grand…

    F1
  56. Monday 20 July 2015

  57. Lotus aware of room for improvement 09:17

    Lotus aware of room for improvement

    Lotus Deputy Team Principal Federico Gastaldi says that the squad has made progress from where it was in 2014, but acknowledges that there remains room for…

    F1
  58. Sunday 5 July 2015

  59. Grosjean gutted for Lotus after double DNF 17:27

    Grosjean gutted for Lotus after double DNF

    Romain Grosjean says he "feels for everyone" at Lotus after the squad recorded a double retirement at its home race at Silverstone. Grosjean collected…

    F1
  60. Tuesday 9 June 2015

  61. Canadian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 07:24

    Canadian Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Lewis Hamilton returned to winning ways with a commanding performance at the Canadian Grand Prix, while McLaren-Honda hit a new low. GPUpdate.net presents its…

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  62. Saturday 6 June 2015

  63. Top five result the aim for Grosjean 21:54

    Top five result the aim for Grosjean

    Romain Grosjean says that a top five finish is the target for Lotus after he qualified in fifth place for the Canadian Grand Prix. Grosjean will line-up on…

    F1
  64. Sunday 17 May 2015

  65. Maldonado eager for change in fortune 15:02

    Maldonado eager for change in fortune

    Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado says he is eager for his luck to change at next weekend's Monaco Grand Prix after a problematic start to his 2015…

    F1
  66. Wednesday 6 May 2015

  67. 05:16

    Barcelona Memories: Maldonado vs Alonso

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  68. Sunday 3 May 2015

  69. Maldonado targets points after 'complicated start' 09:34

    Maldonado targets points after 'complicated start'

    Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado says that he hopes to end his points drought at next weekend's Spanish Grand Prix after a 'complicated' start to the 2015…

    F1
  70. Monday 20 April 2015

  71. Bahrain Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 16:32

    Bahrain Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Lewis Hamilton claimed his third win of the year while Kimi Räikkönen took advantage of Nico Rosberg's late brake issue to finish second in Bahrain.…

    F1
  72. Monday 13 April 2015

  73. Chinese Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 11:08

    Chinese Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Lewis Hamilton extended his championship advantage as Nico Rosberg stewed over what he perceived as an injustice. Here, GPUpdate.net presents its winners and…

    F1
  74. Sunday 12 April 2015

  75. Button penalised for Maldonado clash 10:47

    Button penalised for Maldonado clash

    Jenson Button has been given a five-second time penalty and two penalty points for his collision with Pastor Maldonado in China. The McLaren-Honda driver…

    F1
  76. Thursday 2 April 2015

  77. Lotus encouraged by Ferrari's victory 15:34

    Lotus encouraged by Ferrari's victory

    Lotus has drawn encouragement from Ferrari's surprise victory at last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, which halted Mercedes' lengthy winning streak. Mercedes…

    F1
  78. Sunday 29 March 2015

  79. Brake issues hampers Maldonado at Sepang 12:09

    Brake issues hampers Maldonado at Sepang

    Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado was forced to retire from the Malaysian Grand Prix with a brake issue, as his and the squad's difficult start to the 2015 campaign…

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  80. Friday 20 March 2015

  81. Lotus 'ready to deliver' after double DNF 13:40

    Lotus 'ready to deliver' after double DNF

    Lotus Deputy Team Principal Federico Gastaldi says the outfit is "ready to deliver" after the disappointment of its double retirement at the season-opening…

    F1
  82. Sunday 15 March 2015

  83. Lotus 'miles ahead' compared to 2014 13:32

    Lotus 'miles ahead' compared to 2014

    Romain Grosjean says Lotus is 'miles ahead' of where it was in 2014 despite neither car making it beyond the first lap of the season-opening Australian Grand…

    F1
  84. Sunday 1 March 2015

  85. Lotus: Brake issue caused Maldonado crash 18:33

    Lotus: Brake issue caused Maldonado crash

    Lotus has confirmed that a brake problem caused Pastor Maldonado's crash on the final day of pre-season testing in Barcelona. The team was forced to end its…

    F1
  86. Wednesday 25 February 2015

  87. Maldonado targets regular points finishes 07:36

    Maldonado targets regular points finishes

    Pastor Maldonado is targeting points from the first round of the upcoming season, as he and Lotus look to bounce back from a troubled 2014 campaign. The…

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  88. Saturday 21 February 2015

  89. Maldonado puts Lotus back on top in Barcelona 17:03

    Maldonado puts Lotus back on top in Barcelona

    Pastor Maldonado put Lotus back at the top of the times on a cloudy and at one point damp third day at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, setting the best time…

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  90. Thursday 19 February 2015

  91. Maldonado: Reliability a 'huge step forwards' 18:22

    Maldonado: Reliability a 'huge step forwards'

    Pastor Maldonado says he is buoyed by the "huge step forwards" Lotus has made with the reliability of its E23 Hybrid, despite stopping out on track twice on the…

    F1
  92. Maldonado fastest as Barcelona test begins 17:01

    Maldonado fastest as Barcelona test begins

    Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado topped the timesheets on the opening day of the second pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, courtesy of a late…

    F1
  93. Monday 9 February 2015

  94. 05:04

    Video of the Day: Maldonado looks ahead

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  95. Monday 2 February 2015

  96. Maldonado encouraged by Lotus potential 18:08

    Maldonado encouraged by Lotus potential

    Pastor Maldonado says he is encouraged by the potential of Lotus' E23 Hybrid after putting the first miles on the car during pre-season testing at the Circuito…

    F1
  97. Lotus E23 breaks cover at Jerez test 09:46

    Lotus E23 breaks cover at Jerez test

    Lotus has publicly unveiled its Mercedes-powered E23 Hybrid on the second day of the opening pre-season test at Jerez. Lotus released computer images of its…

    F1
  98. Monday 26 January 2015

  99. Lotus releases first images of E23 Hybrid 14:10

    Lotus releases first images of E23 Hybrid

    Lotus has revealed the first images of its Mercedes-powered E23 Hybrid, which the team hopes will propel it back up the Formula 1 grid after a challenging 2014…

    F1
  100. Monday 24 November 2014

  101. Grosjean glad 2014 season is over 15:22

    Grosjean glad 2014 season is over

    Romain Grosjean says he is glad to see the back of the 2014 season after another challenging weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Lotus driver finished a…

    F1
  102. Monday 3 November 2014

  103. Winners and Losers at the US Grand Prix 16:29

    Winners and Losers at the US Grand Prix

    The 2014 edition of the United States Grand Prix produced another wheel-to-wheel battle between Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, with the…

    F1
  104. Maldonado opens account in Austin 09:53

    Maldonado opens account in Austin

    Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado opened his points account for the season in the United States Grand Prix, after coming home in ninth place. Maldonado had not…

    F1
  105. Sunday 26 October 2014

  106. Maldonado insists focus remains on 2014 13:19

    Maldonado insists focus remains on 2014

    Pastor Maldonado insists that the final three races of the 2014 campaign remain Lotus' priority, despite significant attention already having been placed on…

    F1
  107. Wednesday 8 October 2014

  108. Maldonado: Lotus can score again this year 15:46

    Maldonado: Lotus can score again this year

    Pastor Maldonado believes that Lotus has the potential to return to the points-paying positions this season, despite the squad not having finished in the top 10…

    F1
  109. Friday 3 October 2014

  110. Maldonado hit with 10-place grid penalty 05:13

    Maldonado hit with 10-place grid penalty

    Pastor Maldonado has been handed a 10-place grid penalty for the Japanese Grand Prix after the Lotus driver used his sixth engine of the season during Friday…

    F1
  111. Sunday 28 September 2014

  112. Lotus pair hopeful of more 2014 points 07:28

    Lotus pair hopeful of more 2014 points

    Lotus drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado say that they have not ruled out adding to the squad's points tally across the remaining five races of…

    F1
  113. Tuesday 23 September 2014

  114. Lotus 'very close to scoring points' 18:02

    Lotus 'very close to scoring points'

    Lotus Deputy Team Principal Federico Gastaldi has said that he was happy with the squad's performance in the Singapore Grand Prix, even though the outfit…

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