Pastor Maldonado

  • Maldonado handed grid penalty for Chinese GP 07-04-2014 09:57 AM

    Pastor Maldonado will carry a five-place grid penalty into the Chinese Grand Prix after the Venezuelan speared his Lotus into the side of Esteban Gutierrez's Sauber in Sunday's floodlit race in Bahrain. Gutierrez literally did not know what had hit him after the Mexican's car was flipped abruptly in the...
  • Pastor Maldonado joins Grosjean at Lotus for 2014 F1 29-11-2013 10:31 PM

    Enstone, England: Lotus have hired Pastor Maldonado to replace Kimi Raikkonen at the Formula One team for the 2014 championship. The Venezuelan driver leaves Williams after three years and will partner Romain Grosjean, who stays on at the English-based team for a third season. Maldonado, who won just one point...
  • Pastor Maldonado accuses Williams of favouring Valtteri Bottas 17-11-2013 12:05 PM

    Williams rejected any suggestion of favouritism or dirty tricks after their departing Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado made thinly-veiled accusations against the Formula One team on Saturday. Maldonado, who is leaving after next week's finale in Brazil, qualified only 18th for the US Grand Prix while Finnish rookie team-mate Valtteri Bottas...
  • Massa replaces Maldonado at Williams 11-11-2013 09:03 PM

    Brazilian Felipe Massa will replace Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado at Williams next season after signing a multi-year contract, the Formula One team announced on Monday. Finland's Valtteri Bottas will remain as the former champions' other driver. "When I was a kid I always dreamed about racing for Ferrari, Williams or...
  • Indian Grand Prix: Williams collect another 60,000 euro fine 25-10-2013 10:23 PM

    Greater Noida: The Williams Formula One team were fined 60,000 euros for the second race in a row on Friday for the same offence of failing to secure a wheel on Pastor Maldonado's car during practice. In Japan two weeks ago, the rear left wheel came off the Venezuelan's car...
  • Williams fined 60,000 euros for loose wheel 11-10-2013 04:34 PM

    Suzuka: Williams were fined 60,000 euros on Friday after a wheel came off Pastor Maldonado's car during Japanese Grand Prix practice. Formula One stewards said in a statement that the incident, in which the rear left wheel bounced across the track, was regarded as a serious safety issue. "Examination of...
  • F1: Williams make their point at last 29-07-2013 09:57 AM

    Budapest: Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado crossed the finish line in 10th place on Sunday to put former Formula One champions Williams out of the misery of a 10-race streak without a point. Their first scoring finish since the US Grand Prix at Austin, Texas, last November was hardly worthy of celebration...
  • Pastor Maldonado wants to continue at Williams 19-07-2013 05:25 PM

    Despite of a flopshow in the last nine Grand Prix, Williams driver Pastor Maldonado is keen to remain with the team for the foreseeable future. Williams have been pointless in the first nine races in this season. Maldonaldo, who made his debut with the Grove-based outfit in 2011, achieved an...
  • Pastor Maldonado's Williams suffers KERS failure 06-07-2013 02:47 PM

    Nuerburgring: Pastor Maldonado's Williams suffered a KERS failure in the garage on Saturday and fire marshals had to extinguish smoke, the struggling Formula One team said ahead of qualifying for the German Grand Prix. Safety issues have become the focus of attention in F1 after five drivers suffered tyre blow-outs...
  • F1 to introduce penalty system for drivers in 2014 29-06-2013 09:21 AM

    Silverstone: Along with new engines, the 2014 F1 season will have plenty of other changes including a penalty point system for drivers and expanded testing to be allowed, the World Motor Sports Council announced on Friday. The penalty system is being introduced following a string of crashes involving young drivers...
  • Bottas more adaptable than Maldonado: Williams 17-06-2013 10:07 AM

    Williams chief race engineer Xevi Pujolar said that rookie racer Valtteri Bottas is a more versatile driver than team-mate Pastor Maldonado. Bottas secured a third place on the grid at the rain-hit Canadian GP qualifying session in Montreal while Maldonado could only line-up in 13th. Pujolar believes that both drivers...
  • Williams aiming for significant step in Spanish Grand Prix 09-04-2013 05:27 AM

    London: Former world champions Williams have targeted next month's Spanish Grand Prix for a significant step forward with their car after failing to score a point in the first two races of the Formula One season. Williams won at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya, the first race of the European season,...
  • BIC one of my favourites: Maldonado 24-10-2012 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: Williams' Formula 1 driver Pastor Maldonado said the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) is one of his favourites in the calendar. "India is enjoyable because it's so different and the track is one of my favourites. It's still a new track but it has a good combination of medium...