Pastor Maldonado will drive for Lotus in 2014, the Formula One team announced today in an e- mailed statement.
Williams, Formula One’s only publicly traded team, hired Felipe Massa to replace Pastor Maldonado next season.
Nico Rosberg won a crash-interrupted Monaco Grand Prix to follow his father as a winner of the race and give Mercedes its first Formula One victory of the season.
Spain’s Fernando Alonso enjoyed the “special feeling” of victory in yesterday’s European Grand Prix at Valencia as he delighted the home crowd and took the lead in the Formula One drivers’ standings.
McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton was stripped of the pole position for tomorrow’s Spanish Grand Prix for a fuel irregularity, moving Williams’s Pastor Maldonado to the front of the grid.
Mark Webber of Red Bull won yesterday’s British Grand Prix, overtaking Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in the closing stages to narrow the gap on the Spaniard in the Formula One drivers’ standings.
Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull won yesterday’s Singapore Grand Prix to go second in the Formula One drivers’ standings and revive his challenge for a third straight title.
McLaren’s Jenson Button led from start to finish at yesterday’s Belgian Grand Prix for his first victory since the opening race of the season.
The Williams Formula One team said in a statement it signed Venezuela’s Pastor Maldonado to be the teammate of Rubens Barrichello next season.
Thirty-one people required medical attention after a fire engulfed the Williams Formula One team’s garage as staff celebrated Pastor Maldonado’s breakthrough victory at the Spanish Grand Prix.