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Maldonado: 2016 F1 ‘difficult’ season for Renault-Lotus



Talks between Lotus and Renault have been ongoing for several months; recently the French manufacturer has been given until December 7, when the High Court case against Lotus for monies owed to HMRC has been adjourned until, to finalise the deal. Even as they already confirmed that Jolyon Palmer will partner Pastor Maldonado next season.

Maldonado: 2016 F1 'difficult' season for Renault-Lotus

Maldonado: 2016 F1 ‘difficult’ season for Renault-Lotus

Regular race driver Maldonado admits that outfit is in for a difficult season next year even if Renault completes its takeover of the team.

Financial struggle too much effected Lotus F1’s this season development, and its resulted lost vital position to Force India in the fight for fifth place in the F1 World Constructors’ championship which offer a bigger share of the all-important prize money at the end of the season.

“It’s going to be difficult next year, we know that. It’s going to be our first year, but we need to learn together and try to build the performance. Maldonado told Autosport

“I think we have great potential at the factory. “Maybe we should need some more people, it’s normal, just to cover a few more departments. We have all of the tools.”

The Venezuelan expecting that, the deal will go through and if it does, it’s something he is relishing.

“It should happen, I think,” he said. “We are all waiting for that, expecting this for the team. We all agree, we would be very happy to have Renault back in Formula 1.

“In the past I’ve been working a lot with them, we had a good relationship and hopefully we can start to win again.”

“Right now, the Mercedes is better but Renault gets closer and closer and better and better, at the beginning of the season, I remember passing the Toro Rossos and the Red Bulls on the middle of the straight. Now it’s not easy.” He added


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