Lotus have today revealed that they have resigned Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado for the 2016 Formula One season. Team principal of the Enstone outfit Gerard Lopez said that, "It’s a positive for the future of Lotus F1 Team that we are able to confirm publicly that Pastor remains with us for next season. Everyone at Enstone will testify that Pastor is a terrific person to work with and we all know the performances he is capable of on track." Whilst many believe that Maldonado is not up to par with what is required from a Formula One driver, and even reports of Lotus becoming increasingly frustrated with his on track errors, there is no getting away from the sizable pot of gold that he brings to the team (rumoured to be in excess of $60 million) thanks to his partnership with Venezuelan oil giant PDVSA. Lotus are in dire need of such funds as their existence currently hangs in the balance during talks of a potential buy out from Renault. In light of the signing, Maldonado has stated: "This season has presented us with some challenges but the quality of the squad at Enstone is clear to see. I really feel part of the family at Enstone and I’m looking forward to building on the work done this year to deliver better results in 2016." Whether he is able to snap out of his often wayward streaks and deliver on the pace that he is capable of showing is uncertain, but what is certain is that we will be seeing Maldonados' fiery and abrupt style on the grid for at least one more season. Do you think this is the right decision by Lotus?