Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado has had his fair share of criticism over the last two seasons but it was announced this weekend that the PDVSA-backed driver will stay on for the 2015 season according to team boss Gerard Lopez:
“I don’t want to give too much away, but as it’s halfway through the season I can confirm 50 per cent of our driver line-up for 2015, as Pastor is with us for next year,” said Lopez.
“Despite the difficulties we’ve had so far this season, he recognises our true potential as a team and we recognise his true potential as a driver.
“We will achieve great things together.”
In his defense, the Lotus F1 car has been a real handful this year and got a late start to the season. No announcement about his teammate, Romain Grosjean, yet but one can assume that PDVSA money is still flowing Lotus’s way. If you were looking for pay drivers, would Pastor be the one you choose for 2015?