JPS has history in F1 here with Ayrton Senna in 1985
Pastor Maldonado would welcome back John Player Special (JPS) as a sponsor to Lotus.
When the Enstone based team first adopted its familiar black and gold livery in 2011, it instantly triggered memories of the original Team Lotus, sponsored in the 70s and 80s by John Player Special.
But according to reports in the Hungaroring paddock, JPS - now headed by the British tobacco giant Imperial – could be back for real in 2015.
Cigarette advertising in Formula 1 is banned, but Ferrari continues to be backed by Philip Morris, whose Marlboro colours resemble the imagery on the Italian team's cars and logos.
Venezuelan Maldonado on Thursday...
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