Maldonado committed to Williams
Pastor Maldonado is eager to cement his future with Williams as he firmly believes in the potential of the currently fallen team.
A single point from the first 12 races of a season represents the worst start to a full campaign in the marque's illustrious history stretching back over 35 years.
Maldonado's victory in last season's Spanish Grand Prix - Williams' first win for seven and a half years - now appears like a dim and distant memory.
Yet the Venezuelan is convinced with the changes being made behind the scenes at Williams, and with the advent of game-changing powertrain regulations from next season, he intends to remain loyal.
Linked with the vacancy at Lotus in light of Kimi Raikkonen's return to Ferrari, Maldonado said: "There are a lot of rumours around.
"To be honest, I'm already fully involved in next year's car with Williams, and I would like to stay because the team is looking good.
"We have the tools, there is a huge structure in place, one of the best in Formula One, but we know we should not be where we are now.
"However, there are a lot of changes happening, with new people, new engines, so the team is being restored and that could help a lot to take us to where we need to be.
Maldonado, who is hopeful of an announcement soon, may be speaking highly of Williams as he has few options on the table.
Although refusing to rule out any possibilities, the 28-year-old would like to think his seat is relatively secure for next year.
"Let's see (about a move), you never know, but as I mentioned before, I hope to stay because it's a good team," added Maldonado, ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.
"We've shown we work together well, I'm a quick driver, but we need to work harder than before, all together.
"As far as I'm concerned the team doesn't need to show me anything. I know very well where I am as I've been here three years, so I know all the people, their methods, how the team works, its structure.
"We have good potential, it's just that we need to put everything together because at the moment we've not done that, which is obvious.
"But I feel confident."