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Pastor Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado's Driver Bio

The first Formula One driver to win a race from Venezuala, Pastor Maldonado is an aggressive and determined character who takes the headlines but not always for the right reasons. During Pastor’s 2011 & 2012 campaign he often conflicted with other drivers with seemingly ‘overly aggressive’ driving. Most notably with Lewis Hamilton at Spa in 2011 where it appeared that he forced Lewis into a crash,  a similar event happened in Monaco 2012 with Sauber’s Sergio Perez.

Underneath the controversy surrounding the drivers aggression there is always pace and the funding to ensure he’s a desired driver. Pastor’s career high with his first win in the Spanish grand prix in 2012.

Maldonado's Career High

Pole position & race win at the Circuit du Catalunya in 2012 for Williams

Maldonado's Career Low

Controversial contact with Lewis Hamilton at Spa in 2011 and again with Sergio Perez at Monaco. Pastor seemingly cut across their path with the intention of crashing into them.

Age 30
Wins 1
Pole Positions 1
F1 Highest Finish 1
F1 Race Starts 81

Maldonado's Racing Pedigree

2010 Champion GP22004 Champion FR 2.0 Italy
2014
2014 Season

F1: Lotus

17th
2013
2013 Season

Williams F1 Team

Another tough season for Williams leaves Maldonado frustrated at the back of the midfield. With little success he switches to the Lotus F1 team in search of glory

18th
2012
2012 Season

Williams F1 Team

1 Wins

15th
2011
2011 Season

AT&T Williams

18th
2010
2010 Season

GP2 Series

1st
2009
2009 Season

GP2 Series

6th
2008
2008 Season

GP2 Asia Series

15th
2008
2008 Season

GP2 Series

5th
2007
2007 Season

GP2 Series

11th
2006
2006 Season

World Series by Renault

3rd
2005
2005 Season

World Series by Renault

25th
2004
2004 Season

Formula Renault 2.0 Italy

1st
2004
2004 Season

Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup

8th
2003
2003 Season

Formula Renault 2.0 Italy

7th