Pastor Maldonado
Jul 13

F1: Maldonado Eyes Major Power Boost For Germany

Pastor Maldonado has yet to score a point during the 2014 Formula 1 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

has yet to score a point during the 2014 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pastor Maldonado is looking forward to a major power boost at Hockenheim next weekend.

The 2012 Spanish Grand Prix winner, who has had a dire campaign since switching from Williams to over the winter, has yet to score a solitary point this year as the Enstone-based team grapple with poor pace and reliability.

But things could be about to get better.

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Jul 5

F1: Maldonado Excluded From Qualifying After Fuel Breach

Pastor Maldonado will start 20th after the penalty. (Photo: Getty Images)

will start 20th after the penalty. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pastor Maldonado has been excluded from qualifying for the British Grand Prix after failing to have enough fuel left in the tank of his to meet the requirements for the FIA fuel sample.

The Venezuelan was told to stop on track in Q2 and finished the session in 15th, ahead of Adrian Sutil, who did not post a time.

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May 21

Formula 1: Maldonado denies rumors that his financial backing is under threat

Monte Carlo, Monaco. Wednesday 21 May 2014. Pastor Maldonado, Lotus F1, is interviewed. World Copyright: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _FER0713

has had a difficult season with in 2014, leading many to speculate whether the Venezualan would be able to keep his ride if he lost his financial backing. (Photo: Andrew Ferraro/LAT Photographic)

Pastor Maldonado has denied suggestions that his PDVSA backing is under threat, after Venezuela’s sports minister said that there would be no more support for the country’s racing drivers.

Maldonado insisted that Antonio Alvarez had nothing to do with PDVSA’s sponsorship of Lotus.

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May 14

F1: Maldonado puts Lotus fastest in Wednesday test

Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Wednesday 14 May 2014. Pastor Maldonado, Lotus E22 Renault. World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _SBL0173

has had a rough start to the 2014 season, but was fastest during Wednesday’s test at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic)

Pastor Maldonado and set the fastest time on the second and final day of the Barcelona test, but the big story of the day was the appearance of the ‘noise trumpet’ on the back of the Mercedes. Unfortunately it’s a case of back to the drawing board as the ungainly looking device failed to have much of an impact.

After his frustrating race weekend Maldonado used Pirelli’s supersoft tires to set his time and, more importantly, he completed 102 laps and finally had a chance to get to grips with the E22.

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May 6

F1: No regrets as Maldonado insists Lotus not lost

Pastor Maldonado during the 2014 Formula 1 Chinese GP. Lotus has yet to score a point this season. (Photo: Getty Images)

during the 2014 Chinese GP. has yet to score a point this season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pastor Maldonado insists he has no regrets about moving from Williams to Lotus for 2014.

On the face of it, the Venezuelan switched his millions in PDVSA backing from a resurgent team to one entering a deep slump.

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