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“Money can’t buy everything it’s true,” the Beatles used to warble, but it can buy a drive in a leading Grand Prix team.
“It’s no secret that I have wanted a change of scene to help push on with my Formula 1 career,” said Pastor Maldonado when his departure was announced,“and Lotus F1 Team offered the very best opportunity for me to be competitive next season.”
The Venezuelan comes with backing from his home country worth millions of dollars, and he comes to Lotus after an increasingly bitter breakdown of his short relationship with Williams, whom he joined in 2011.