Beleaguered Lotus staggered through the second half of 2015, somehow scored a podium finish, and were saved by Renault.
Renault has confirmed its return as a full constructor in Formula One next year following its takeover of the Lotus team.
Lotus has been granted a waiver by the stewards after failing to present its cars in time for pre-race scrutineering in Abu Dhabi.
Pastor Maldonado shrugged off blame for his collision with Marcus Ericsson, saying “rubbing is racing”.
Renault and Lotus are “engaged to be married”, according to the F1 team’s deputy principal Federico Gastaldi.
Lotus has confirmed the announcement Pastor Maldonado will drive for them next year was the continuation of a pre-existing deal.
Pastor Maldonado will continue to drive for Lotus in 2016, the team has confirmed.
Lotus team principal Federico Gastaldi is eager for Renault to return following what he described as a “lean-running year” for his team.
Lotus has the funding in place to complete the season, the team’s CEO has confirmed, despite its recent financial problems.
Romain Grosjean says Monza should be an even stronger track for Lotus than Spa, where he scored the team’s first podium finish of the season on Sunday.
Romain Grosjean said he exceeded Lotus’s pre-race predictions of high they could finish in the Belgian Grand Prix.
Romain Grosjean will receive a grid penalty for the Monaco Grand Prix due to a gearbox change.
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 has appointed 25-year-old GP3 racer Adderly Fong as a development driver for the 2015 season.
Lotus deputy team principal Federico Gastaldi expects the German Grand Prix to return to the calendar next year following its late disappearance from the 2015 schedule.
Lotus has become the latest team to confirm it only used a single Mercedes power unit throughout its pre-season testing.
Pastor Maldonado’s crash which ended Lotus’s participation in the final pre-season test of 2015 was caused by a “braking-related issue”.
New Lotus test driver Jolyon Palmer will have his first run in the team’s 2015 car in this week’s test at the Circuit de Catalunya.
The Lotus E23, which has been photographed for the first time today, marks a new beginning for the team with Mercedes power.