Renault has confirmed Kevin Magnussen’s return to F1 in place of the ousted Pastor Maldonado in their driver line-up.
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Pastor Maldonado has officially confirmed he will not be on the F1 grid in 2016.
Analysis by F1 Fanatic shows Pastor Maldonado has incurred more than twice as many penalties as any other driver over the course of his 95-race F1 career.
As F1 Fanatic’s 2015 Driver Rankings begin the driver at the foot of the list is Lotus racer Pastor Maldonado.
Pastor Maldonado shrugged off blame for his collision with Marcus Ericsson, saying “rubbing is racing”.
Lotus has confirmed the announcement Pastor Maldonado will drive for them next year was the continuation of a pre-existing deal.
Lotus believe Pastor Maldonado’s retirement was triggered by heavy contact with the kerbs at Spa-Francorchamps.
Pastor Maldonado picked up more penalty points after being penalised by the stewards on three separate occasions during the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The stewards have cleared all five drivers who were involved in the first-lap collision at the British Grand Prix.
Pastor Maldonado said he was encouraged by the performance of his Lotus before his race was compromised by contact with team mate Romain Grosjean.
Pastor Maldonado has eight penalty points on his licence following the Malaysian Grand Prix, the highest total any driver has reached.
Lotus deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi said it had been a “frustrating day” for the team after both its cars retired on the first lap of the Australian Grand Prix.
Pastor Maldonado’s crash which ended Lotus’s participation in the final pre-season test of 2015 was caused by a “braking-related issue”.
A gearbox change means a penalty for Nico Hulkenberg, while Pastor Maldonado is the first driver to fall victim to a new rule.
Pastor Maldonado is set to become the second driver this year to receive a penalty for using a sixth engine component.
Pastor Maldonado will continue to drive for Lotus next year, the team have confirmed.
Esteban Gutierrez will have another grid penalty for the next round of the championship following his collision with Pastor Maldonado.
Pastor Maldonado has been excluded from the results of qualifying for the British Grand Prix after his car was found to have too little fuel on board.
Pastor Maldonado has been given a reprimand for failing to reattach the steering wheel on his Lotus after he stopped during qualifying.