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Maldonado – Rumoured Mercedes engines not an instant fix for Lotus

Pastor Maldonado is wary over rumours linking Lotus to a Mercedes engine deal for 2015, with the Venezuelan insisting that a change in supplier would not simply magic away all of the teams problems. Maldonado joined Lotus from Williams this season, but the 29-year-old is yet to score points since his move to the Enstone-based team, with a best finish of 12th in Austria his only highlight. The delays to the launch of the radically designed E22 car, with its distinctive twin-tusk nose, coupled to Renault’s power unit problems, has meant Lotus has struggled for performance in the early part of the year, with only eighth points on the board going into the British Grand Prix weekend....
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