Maldonado: Lotus has “all the tools” to win again

Motor Racing - Formula One Testing - Day 3 - Jerez, Spain

Pastor Maldonado is confident that Lotus has “all the tools” necessary to win again this season after a miserable campaign in 2014.

Maldonado joined the Enstone-based squad from Williams at the end of 2013, but while his former team was resurgent last year, Lotus scored just 10 points.

The new Lotus E23 will be powered by Mercedes this season, and Maldonado believes the team is ready to return to its race winning form of 2012 and 2013.

“What we expect from the E23 is a much more competitive car than last year,” he said. “Very solid in terms of drivability, very solid in terms of speed and performance and very consistent through the season.

“My target is to get the team back to where the team was before I came here.

“We have all the tools. We have everything in the right place to be competitive again and to win. This is the main target again: to win.”

This article first appeared on Richland F1 – Image courtesy of Lotus F1 Team

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