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Pastor Maldonado
Born 10 1985 (1985-Template:Pad2digit-Template:Pad2digit) (age 32)
Maracay, Venezuela
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Pastor Rafael Maldonado Motta (born March 10, 1985 in Maracay, Venezuela[1]) is a Venezuelan Formula One driver currently with the Williams team. Before making his Formula One debut in 2011, he won the 2010 GP2 championship. He became the first Venezuelan to win a Formula One Grand Prix when he won the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix from his first pole position.

CareerEdit

Formula RenaultEdit

Maldonado's first experience of formula racing began in Italy in 2003. He competed in the Italian Formula Renault Championship with Cram Competition, and was classified seventh in the drivers' championship. His notable results included three podium finishes and one pole position.[2] Cram Competition also entered one round of the German Formula Renault Championship at Oschersleben.[3]

In 2004, Maldonado ran a dual programme in Italian and Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup with Cram Competition. He won the Italian title, with eight wins and six pole positions from seventeen starts.[4] In the European championship, he was classified eighth overall, with two wins.[5] Maldonado also found the time to enter one round of the now defunct Formula Renault V6 Eurocup at Spa-Francorchamps, with a best finish of fifth place.[6]

In November 2004, Maldonado was given an opportunity to test with the Minardi Formula One team at Misano in Italy.[7] The team's former owner, Giancarlo Minardi, was present at the test and commented positively about Maldonado's performance.[8]

Italian F3000Edit

In 2005, Maldonado progressed out of Formula Renault, but did not get the opportunity to complete a full season in any one series. He made four starts in the Italian F3000 Championship with Sighinolfi Auto Racing, in which one race win at the Autodromo dell'Umbria was enough to finish ninth overall.[9] He also entered nine races (and made seven starts) in the Spanish-based World Series by Renault, with a best finish of seventh.[10] However, his participation in the WSR was marred by a four-race ban for dangerous driving. He failed to slow down at the scene of an accident at Monaco, despite the presence of warning flags, and struck and seriously injured a marshal.[11]

Formula Renault 3.5Edit

Maldonado secured a full-time drive in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series with Draco Racing in 2006. He was classified third overall, with three race wins, six further podium finishes, and five pole positions.[12][13]

ControversyEdit

In a season that was marked by controversy Maldonado could have won the title were it not for a disqualification from first place at Misano for a technical infringement.[14] Draco Racing lodged an appeal and the results of the championship remained provisional until Italy's National Court of Appeal for Motorsport upheld the stewards' decision at a hearing in January 2007.[15] The lost fifteen points would have been enough to move him up from third to first in the standings, ahead of Alx Danielsson and Borja García.

GP2 SeriesEdit

Maldonado's performances in FR3.5 were enough to attract the interest of GP2 teams, and he signed a contract to drive for Trident Racing in 2007 after a successful test in late 2006.[16] He took his first victory in only his fourth race in the series with a commanding win at Monaco. However, he had to miss the final four rounds of the season after breaking a collarbone during training, leaving him outside the championship top 10.[17]

He moved to the Piquet Sports team for 2008, his second year in the series. At midseason he had two poles and two podiums. He had a farcical sprint race in the wet at Silverstone – he stalled on the dummy grid, picked up a penalty for speeding in the pitlane as he joined the race, another penalty for passing under yellow flags, and crashed into Adrián Vallés and Kamui Kobayashi on the final lap. He started at the back of the grid for the Hungary feature race, but he moved up to finish fifth after staying out for longer than any other driver, and setting a succession of quick laps on these worn tyres. Four podium finishes—including a win at Spa—in the final six races saw him rise to fifth place in the drivers' championship by the end of the season.

Pastor Maldonado 2009 GP2 Turkey

Maldonado driving for ART Grand Prix at the Turkish round of the 2009 GP2 Series season.

He signed to drive for the ART Grand Prix team during the 2009 season.[18] As part of the deal, he also joined the team for three rounds of the 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season.[19] Maldonado was often overshadowed by team-mate and 2009 champion Nico Hülkenberg, but Maldonado still finished sixth overall, helping ART to the teams title. He competed in the first round of the 2009 Euroseries 3000 season at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve for Teamcraft Motorsport to gain experience of the track for the GP2 season finale. Maldonado won the first race, having started from second position.[20]

Maldonado drove for the Rapax Team in the 2010 GP2 Series season alongside Luiz Razia. He clinched the Championship in the penultimate event at Monza, Maldonado won six consecutive feature races on his way to winning the title (from Istanbul Park to Spa), which also took him to a total of ten race victories in GP2,[21] which is a series record.[22] Maldonado finished sixteen points ahead of Barwa Addax's Sergio Pérez. Rapax also won the Teams Championship, five points ahead of Barwa Addax.

Formula OneEdit

Maldonado was a target for a Campos Meta seat in 2010. Campos team principal Adrian Campos said that Bruno Senna's team mate could be Pedro de la Rosa, Vitaly Petrov or Maldonado,[23] but the team's financial problems and change of ownership changed the situation, and Karun Chandhok got the drive.[24] It was then reported that Maldonado was close to signing a deal to be test and reserve driver for the Stefan Grand Prix team, which attempted to compete in the 2010 season following the withdrawal of the US F1 Team, which left a theoretical space for another new team.[25] Stefan was barred from competing in the 2010 season.[26]

Williams (2011–)Edit

Towards the end of the 2010 season, Maldonado was linked to the Williams team for 2011, replacing former GP2 team-mate Nico Hülkenberg alongside Rubens Barrichello. He took part in the end-of-season young driver test at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, driving for Williams and Hispania Racing (the rebranded Campos team). On November 15, Williams confirmed that Hülkenberg had been dropped from the team's 2011 line-up, and Maldonado was duly announced as his replacement on December 1.[27][28] In addition to his on-track record, Maldonado also brings sponsorship from the Venezuelan government (through the state-owned PDVSA oil company) to the team.[29]

2011Edit
Pastor Maldonado 2011 Malaysia FP2

Maldonado driving for Williams at the Template:F1 GP.

Maldonado retired from his first race, the Template:F1 GP, due to transmission problems. In the Template:F1 GP, he failed to reach Q2 in qualifying and again dropped out of the race. He recorded his first finish in China, in eighteenth place. At the Template:F1 GP he reached Q3 for the first time, eventually qualifying in ninth position for the race. He made it into Q3 again in Monaco, qualifying eighth, and in the race was lying sixth with five laps remaining, when he collided with Lewis Hamilton, taking him out of the race. He then spun out of a very wet race in Canada. He then continued to have impressive qualifying pace with poor race pace at Britain, Germany, and Hungary, including a drive-through penalty at the latter for speeding in the pit lane. At the Template:F1 GP at Spa in qualifying, Maldonado was involved in an incident with Lewis Hamilton on an in-lap after Hamilton squeezed by him when both were on a hot lap. Maldonado appeared to swipe across Hamilton as they headed down to Eau Rouge. Maldonado received a five-place grid penalty for his actions and Hamilton a reprimand. But in the race he scored his first point in Formula One with a tenth place finish. Maldonado did not score any more points for the rest of the season, nor did he reach Q3 for the rest of the season. His poor end to the season was magnified in Abu Dhabi; where he qualified seventeenth and started twenty-third (after a ten-place grid penalty for using a ninth engine), and served a drive-through, and later a 30-second time penalty after the race, both for ignoring blue flags.

Maldonado finished nineteenth in the Drivers' Championship and on 1 December 2011, it was confirmed that he would be retained by Williams for the 2012 season.[30]

2012Edit
Pastor Maldonado 2012 Malaysia Qualify

Maldonado driving for Williams at the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix.

Maldonado began the 2012 season alongside fellow South American racer, Bruno Senna, for Williams. He started the season with promising pace, qualifying eighth for the Template:F1 GP. In the race, he was running strongly until he crashed out on the final lap, fighting with Fernando Alonso for fifth position. In the Template:F1 GP, Maldonado retired in the closing stages of the race while running in the points. He scored his first points of the season by finishing eighth in China. A puncture ended his race in Bahrain, after he qualified in seventeenth position. At the Template:F1 GP, Maldonado qualified second, next to Lewis Hamilton on the front row of the grid after strong pace from his Williams car during the race weekend. Maldonado was later promoted to his first pole position in his Formula One career after Hamilton was excluded from the results of qualifying, due to having insufficient fuel in his car.[31] Maldonado was beaten to the first corner by Fernando Alonso, but regained the lead after the second round of pit stops. Maldonado held his lead after the third pit-stop phase, and held off Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen to win, becoming the first Venezuelan driver to finish on a Grand Prix podium in the process.[32] During post-race celebrations, a fire engulfed the Williams pit, and Maldonado was seen carrying his cousin to safety.[33]

At Monaco, he received a ten-place grid penalty for causing an avoidable collision with Sergio Pérez during a practice session (which subsequently may have led to Pérez's crash in qualifying, which caused the session to be red-flagged) and an additional five-place penalty for a gearbox change, meaning he started twenty-fourth and last on the grid.[34] He retired due to an accident at the start of the race, when he ran into the back of Pedro de la Rosa's HRT who also retired with rear wing damage. At the end of second qualifying session in Canada, Maldonado crashed into the infamous Wall of Champions at the end of the lap in which he a set the quickest sector 1 time and was on course to bump Jenson Button out of Q3.[35] Maldonado finished the qualifying session seventeenth and started the race from twenty second position after a five-place grid penalty after he was forced to change his gearbox due to damage suffered in the crash.[36] Maldonado made good progress in the first stint, running as high as tenth mid-race, however after his pitstop he dropped back to seventeenth and finished the race in fourteenth.

Pastor Maldonado Monaco 2012 Crash

Maldonado crashes his car at the 2012 Monaco Grand Prix

In Europe, Maldonado qualified third but dropped to fifth after the start and tenth after pitting under a safety car halfway through the race. Maldonado then passed several drivers including Red Bull's Mark Webber and was running fourth in the closing stages of the race. On lap 56 (the penultimate lap of the race), Maldonado was battling with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton for third place, however Hamilton forced Maldonado off the track at turn 12 and Maldonado returned to track and collided with Hamilton in turn 13, with Maldonado losing steering on the high curbs. Maldonado was able to continue and finished tenth with a broken front wing; Hamilton retired after he crashed into the tyre wall. Maldonado blamed Hamilton for the incident,[37] however the stewards gave Maldonado a 20-second time penalty which dropped Maldonado out of the points to twelfth position.[38] Maldonado qualified seventh in the British Grand Prix and ran as high as sixth before a pit-stop on lap 11 which dropped him into the midfield. Maldonado was subsequently involved in a collision with Sergio Pérez, which dropped him to last while Pérez retired on the spot. Maldonado eventually finished sixteenth, a lap down on winner Mark Webber. In television interviews, Pérez was damning of Maldonado's driving, calling him too dangerous and claiming he ruined other people's races. Pérez also called for the stewards to take tough action against Maldonado.[39] Maldonado said the collision was a racing incident.[40] The stewards penalised Maldonado by a reprimand and a fine of €10,000 with two penalties given due to the "serious nature" of the incident.[41]

In Germany, Maldonado qualified a strong sixth in the wet qualifying, however he lost pace from lap 12 of the race when he hit debris which damaged his car, and finished the race in fifteenth. In Hungary, Maldonado qualified eighth, but a poor start dropped him to twelfth after lap one and thirteenth after the pitstops. Maldonado received a drive-through penalty for "causing an avoidable collision" in an overtaking move on Force India's Paul di Resta for twelfth; he dropped behind di Resta after the penalty and finished thirteenth. Maldonado was eleventh in the World Championship on 29 points as Formula One entered a five-week summer break, with his only points finishes coming from his win in Spain and eighth in China.

2012 Singapore GP - Maldonado

Maldonado started on the front row for the second time at Singapore.

At the Belgian GP Maldonado received a further three penalties. He was demoted from third on the grid to sixth for impeding Nico Hülkenberg in Q1.[42] He then jumped the start of the race, and was deemed to cause a collision with Marussia's Timo Glock, resulting in two separate 5-place grid penalties, so was demoted by 10 places in Monza.[43] Maldonado started the race in twenty-second and finished in eleventh, just 0.5 seconds behind Senna, who finished in the final points-paying position. In Singapore he qualified second, alongside pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton. In the race, he was in contention for a podium finish, retiring on lap 37 due to a hydraulic failure. In Japan Maldonado qualified fourteenth, starting twelfth and finished the race eighth, his first points finish since he won in Spain nearly five months earlier.

Pastor Maldonado, United States Grand Prix, Austin 2012

Maldonado at the 2012 US Grand Prix

Williams' form took a turn for the worse in Korea and Maldonado finished in 14th place after qualifying 15th. He once again managed to get into Q3 in India, but a mistake on his final attempt left him 9th on the grid.[44] His race was disappointing as he got his tyre punctured by Kobayashi after having passed the Sauber driver. He eventually finished 16th.[45] Maldonado returned to the sharp end of the grid in Abu Dhabi where he qualified 4th, which became 3rd as Vettel was excluded from qualifying due to having insufficient fuel in his car.[46] He kept 3rd place at the start and was running at the same pace as cars around him until his KERS unit failed after the first safety car period of the race. Without KERS his car lost pace and he fell back to eventually finish 5th.[47] Maldonado finished the season with a ninth place from ninth on the grid in the USA and a DNF after a second lap crash from sixteenth from the grid after a ten place penalty for a third reprimand after missing a weighbridge check in Brazil, as he finished 15th in the Championship on 45 points, the lowest Championship standing for a driver who won a race during an F1 season. Maldonado also received 14 penalties throughout the season, five ahead of Sergio Pérez and Michael Schumacher, Maldonado's grid penalties for both driving offences and gearbox changes totaled to 38 grid places, 1.8 per race.[48]
2013Edit

On 28 November 2012, Maldonado was retained by Williams for the 2013 season, where he will be partnered by Finnish rookie Valtteri Bottas.[49]

Racing recordEdit

Career summaryEdit

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2003 Formula Renault 2.0 Italy Cram Competition 12 0 1 1 3 118 7th
Formula Renault 2000 Masters season 8 0 0 0 0 0 28th
Formula Renault 2.0 Germany 2 0 0 0 0 3 43rd
Formula Renault 2.0 Italy Winter Cup  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 1st
2004 Formula Renault 2.0 Italy 17 8 6 11 12 326 1st
Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup 15 2 0 1 3 134 8th
Formula Renault V6 Eurocup 2 0 0 0 0 12 21st
Formula One Minardi Test driver
2005 World Series by Renault DAMS 8 0 0 0 0 4 25th
Italian Formula 3000 Sighinolfi Auto Racing 4 1 1 1 1 14 9th
2006 World Series by Renault Draco Racing 17 3 5 6 5 103 3rd
2007 GP2 Series Trident Racing 13 1 1 0 2 25 11th
Euroseries 3000 G-Tec 2 1 1 1 1 12 10th
Formula 3000 Italy 2 1 1 1 1 12 8th
2008 GP2 Series Piquet Sports 20 1 2 3 6 60 5th
International GT Open - GTS Scuderia Latorre 2 0 0 0 1 8 22nd
Euroseries 3000 GP Racing 1 1 0 1 1 11 12th
International GT Open Scuderia Latorre  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 18 32nd
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series ART Grand Prix 5 0 0 0 1 7 15th
2009 Euroseries 3000 Teamcraft Motorsport 2 1 0 0 1 10 10th
GP2 Series ART Grand Prix 20 2 0 0 2 36 6th
2010 GP2 Series Rapax Team 20 6 0 5 8 87 1st
2011 Formula One Williams F1 19 0 0 0 0 1 18th
2012 Formula One Williams F1 20 1 1 0 1 45 15th
2013 Formula One Williams F1 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC*

* Season in progress.

Complete Formula Renault V6 Eurocup resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 DC Points
2004 Cram Competition ITA1
1
ITA1
2
VAL
1
VAL
2
FRA
1
FRA
2
MON
1
CZE
1
CZE
2
UK
1
UK
2
BEL
1

13
BEL
2

5
ITA2
1
ITA2
2
GER
1
GER
2
UAE
1
UAE
2
21st 12

Complete Formula Renault 3.5 Series resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 DC Points
2005 DAMS ZOL
1

20
ZOL
1

Ret
MON
1

DNS
VAL
1
VAL
2
LMS
1
LMS
2
BIL
1
BIL
2
OSC
1
OSC
2
DON
1

25
DON
2

7
EST
1

12
EST
2

Ret
MOZ
1

Ret
MOZ
2

Ret
25th 4
2006 Draco Racing ZOL
1

8
ZOL
2

3
MON
1

1
IST
1

11
IST
2

Ret
MIS
1

DSQ
MIS
2

Ret
SPA
1

1
SPA
2

2
NUR
1

6
NUR
2

22
DON
1

8
DON
2

Ret
LMS
1

Ret
LMS
2

1
CAT
1

10
CAT
2

2
3rd 102

Complete Italian Formula 3000 resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 DC Points
2005 Sighinolfi Auto Racing ADR VAL CHE
Ret
MON
Ret
MUG
7
MAG
1
MOZ MIS 9th 14
2007 G-Tec VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
HUN
FEA

1
HUN
SPR

Ret
MUG
FEA
MUG
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
8th 12

Complete GP2 Series resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 DC Points
2007 Trident Racing BHR
FEA

DNS
BHR
SPR

16
ESP
FEA

Ret
ESP
SPR

17
MON
FEA

1
FRA
FEA

10
FRA
SPR

8
GBR
FEA

7
GBR
SPR

2
GER
FEA

6
GER
SPR

4
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

Ret
TUR
FEA
TUR
SPR
ITA
FEA
ITA
SPR
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
11th 25
2008 Piquet Sports ESP
FEA

12
ESP
SPR

Ret
TUR
FEA

Ret
TUR
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

2
MON
SPR

Ret
FRA
FEA

3
FRA
SPR

7
GBR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

15
GER
FEA

6
GER
SPR

17
HUN
FEA

5
HUN
SPR

18
EUR
FEA

2
EUR
SPR

Ret
BEL
FEA

3
BEL
SPR

1
ITA
FEA

2
ITA
SPR

4
5th 60
2009 ART Grand Prix ESP
FEA

5
ESP
SPR

6
MON
FEA

8
MON
SPR

1
TUR
FEA

6
TUR
SPR

5
GBR
FEA

7
GBR
SPR

1
GER
FEA

Ret
GER
SPR

9
HUN
FEA

4
HUN
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

DSQ
VAL
SPR

8
BEL
FEA

4
BEL
SPR

Ret
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

15
POR
FEA

11
POR
SPR

20
6th 36
2010 Rapax Team ESP
FEA

6
ESP
SPR

3
MON
FEA

2
MON
SPR

11
TUR
FEA

1
TUR
SPR

6
VAL
FEA

1
VAL
SPR

4
GBR
FEA

1
GBR
SPR

4
GER
FEA

1
GER
SPR

20
HUN
FEA

1
HUN
SPR

DSQ
BEL
FEA

1
BEL
SPR

Ret
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

Ret
ABU
FEA

17
ABU
SPR

9
1st 87

Complete Euroseries 3000 resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Points
2007 G-Tec VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
HUN
FEA

1
HUN
SPR

Ret
MAG
FEA
MAG
SPR
MUG
FEA
MUG
SPR
NUR
FEA
NUR
SPR
SPA
FEA
SPA
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
11th 12
2008 GP Racing VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
SPA
FEA

1
SPA
SPR

C
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
MUG
FEA
MUG
SPR
MIS
FEA
MIS
SPR
JER
FEA
JER
SPR
CAT
FEA
CAT
SPR
MAG
FEA
MAG
SPR
12th 11
2009 Teamcraft Motorsport ALG
FEA

1
ALG
SPR

10
MAG
FEA
MAG
SPR
DON
FEA
DON
SPR
ZOL
FEA
ZOL
SPR
VAL
1
VAL
2
VAL
3
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
10th 10

Complete GP2 Asia Series resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2008–09 ART Grand Prix CHN
FEA
CHN
SPR
UAE
FEA

Ret
UAE
SPR

C
BHR1
FEA
BHR1
SPR
QAT
FEA
QAT
SPR
MYS
FEA

7
MYS
SPR

2
BHR2
FEA

Ret
BHR2
SPR

Ret
15th 7

Complete Formula One resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 WDC Points
2011 AT&T Williams Williams FW33 Cosworth CA2011 2.4 V8 AUS
Ret
MAL
Ret
CHN
18
TUR
17
ESP
15
MON
18Template:Sup
CAN
Ret
EUR
18
GBR
14
GER
14
HUN
16
BEL
10
ITA
11
SIN
11
JPN
14
KOR
Ret
IND
Ret
ABU
14
BRA
Ret
19th 1
2012 Williams F1 Team Williams FW34 Renault RS27-2012 V8 AUS
13Template:Sup
MAL
19Template:Sup
CHN
8
BHR
Ret
ESP
1
MON
Ret
CAN
13
EUR
12
GBR
16
GER
15
HUN
13
BEL
Ret
ITA
11
SIN
Ret
JPN
8
KOR
14
IND
16
ABU
5
USA
9
BRA
Ret
15th 45
2013 Williams F1 Team Williams FW35 Renault RS27-2013 V8 AUS
Ret
MAL
CHN
BHR
ESP
MON
CAN
GBR
GER
HUN
BEL
ITA
SIN
KOR
JPN
IND
ABU
USA
BRA
NC* 0*

Template:Sup Did not finish, but was classified as he had completed more than 90% of the race distance.
* Season in progress.

PoliticsEdit

Maldonado is an outspoken political figure, which is rare in the racing world. He considers himself a socialist and was a friend of late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez.[50] He was one of the guards of honour at Chávez's funeral.[51]

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Preceded by:
Toni Vilander
Italian Formula Renault 2.0
Winter Series
Champion

2003
Succeeded by:
Mikhail Aleshin
Preceded by:
Franck Perera
Italian Formula Renault champion
2004
Succeeded by:
Kamui Kobayashi
Preceded by:
Nico Hülkenberg
GP2 Series
Champion

2010
Succeeded by:
Romain Grosjean

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