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Official: Maldonado remains with Lotus for 2016

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20/09/2015

Lotus has confirmed the continuation of its existing contract with Pastor Maldonado for the 2016 season. He will continue as a race driver for his third year with the Enstone team after joining at the start of 2014.

"It's a positive for the future of Lotus F1 Team that we are able to confirm publically that Pastor remains with us for next season," said Gerard Lopez, Lotus F1 Team Chairman and Team Principal. "Everyone at Enstone will testify that Pastor is a terrific person to work with and we all know the performances he is capable of on track. Pastor joined us with a multi-year deal so this confirmation is a reiteration of our belief in him. We hope to be able to make further positive announcements regarding the team in the near future."

"It's great that the team can confirm my position as race driver for 2016," said Maldonado. "Obviously, there has been a lot of speculation about the future and whilst I have remained focused on my job on track it is also positive to know that my future is confirmed. This season has presented us with some challenges but the quality of the squad at Enstone is clear to see. I really feel part of the family at Enstone and I'm looking forward to building on the work done this year to deliver better results in 2016."

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1. Posted by Yeyox02, 20/09/2015 22:42

""Crashtor" in next year? THIS is a freak thing. The rest of the field should get big insurance policies. If this individual is an F1 driver, then I am an astronaut."

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2. Posted by Jet Jockey, 20/09/2015 20:31

"LMAO... Money speak louder than brains or driving skills!"

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