Lotus F1 team have confirmed that Pastor Maldonado will continue to race with the team for a second season next year, having joined from Williams at the end of 2013.
Maldonado, the 2010 GP2 Series champion, made his F1 first appearance in 2011 and went on to become the first Venezuelan to win a Grand Prix with his 2012 victory for Williams in Spain. This year, however, he has yet to score a point and lies 19th in the drivers’ championship.
“I can confirm 50 percent of our driver line-up for 2015 as Pastor is with us for next year,” said Lopez on the Lotus F1 website.
“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.”