Pastor Maldonado is at times a seriously fast racing driver, and while that doesn't make him a great, some critics of his Formula 1 switch to Lotus have gone way too far
Pastor Maldonado has secured the second Lotus Formula 1 seat for 2014, alongside Romain Grosjean.
Pastor Maldonado will drive for Lotus in 2014, the team has confirmed.
The final season of the 2.4-litre V8 engine formula was another humdinger, but ultimately it will be remembered for the stratospheric performance level reached by Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull in the second half of the year. Such was Vettel's dominance in latter rounds, it is easy to forget that four other men and three other teams also won races in a dramatic and unpredictable championship campaign
Formula One drivers could be required by the rules to make two pit stops per race in 2014. Would this be a positive change for the sport?
Michael Schumacher says he is shocked by the margin of superiority that Sebastian Vettel had over Red Bull team-mate Mark Webber in the 2013 Formula 1 season
The FIA has proposed giving a special award to the driver who sets the most pole positions during a grand prix season. Here's who would have won it previously.
Lotus have signed Pastor Maldonado for the 2014 season, it was announced on Friday. Maldonado, who leaves Williams after three seasons with the British team, replaces the Ferrari-bound Kimi Raikkonen. With Lotus also retaining Romain Grosjean after his strong 2013 campaign, Maldonado's confirmation effectively ends Nico Hulkenberg's chances of moving to the Enstone-based squad from Sauber
Formula 1 drivers will be forced to make two pitstops, as well as face a strict limit on how long they can stay out for, if proposals for new 2014 tyre rules are accepted by teams next month.
Last year's United States Grand Prix was one of the highest-rated races of the season. But F1's second visit to the Circuit of the Americas failed to recapture that high.
Pastor Maldonado says he feels revitalised by the prospect of racing for a new team in Formula 1 next year, as he closes in on a deal to join Lotus
Bahrain has confirmed that next year's grand prix will be a night race, as AUTOSPORT revealed in September
Mercedes are conducting a driver evaluation test with Malaysian driver Jazeman Jaafar at the UK's Silverstone circuit on Friday. As permitted under testing regulations, Jaafar is running in a 2011-model W02 car using demonstration tyres. Jaafar, 21, has competed in both British Formula Three and Formula Renault 3.5 this season
Michael Schumacher says he's glad he doesn't have Sebastian Vettel for a team mate after the Red Bull driver's dominant form against team mate Mark Webber.
Michael Schumacher believes Mercedes' second place in the constructors' championship shows they can compete for the title next year.
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The makers of the Formula One Opus are offering a one-off 'Bernie Edition' of the book with a price tag of $1 million (£610,000).
The FIA is planning to introduce a 'pole position trophy' in Formula 1 from the start of next year, after receiving preliminary support for the idea from teams
Formula 1 did not adopt a regular numbering system until early in 1973, when car numbers were awarded based roughly on the constructors' standings
How did Pirelli's mid-season changes to the tyres affect the drivers? Here's what the data reveals.