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Pastor Maldonado

Maldonado at the 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix.
Born Pastor Rafael Maldonado Motta
(1985-03-09) 9 March 1985 (age 31)
Maracay, Venezuela
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality Venezuelan
Active years 2011–2015
Teams Williams, Lotus
Entries 96 (95 starts)
Championships 0
Wins 1
Podiums 1
Career points 76
Pole positions 1
Fastest laps 0
First entry 2011 Australian Grand Prix
First win 2012 Spanish Grand Prix
Last win 2012 Spanish Grand Prix
Last entry 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

I'm used to having a lot of criticism. It's normal. It's normal when you come from South America, when you have a country pushing very hard in your back.
Pastor Maldonado
I just want to do my best, to be as close to the top as I can, and to get the maximum out of the car.
Pastor Maldonado
In my city of Maracay, there is a go kart circuit about five minutes from my home. When I was about three or four years old, I said I wanted to race, but I was too young; then, when I reached the age of seven, my father gave me a kart and we started from there.
Pastor Maldonado
After karting in Venezuela, I came to Europe in 1998 to compete in international kart races, which was great for me to get experience racing outside my country. After consistently being at the top, I decided to move to Italian Formula Renault.
Pastor Maldonado
Having competed themselves, my father and my uncle are very passionate about motorsport, so I inherited it from them.
Pastor Maldonado
Williams is one of the big names in F1 with a really strong pedigree, so it is an honour to be driving for them.
Pastor Maldonado
I did some mistakes; I accept that – I always accept my mistakes. For sure, we are looking forward to improve, to deliver my best as always.
Pastor Maldonado
We live in a free world, so everyone can say whatever.
As a driver, you always dream of winning a F1 race, and to win so early on in my career was very special.
Pastor Maldonado
You can always improve your fitness if you keep training.
Williams really does feel like a family, and I have built up very good relationships with people here; in fact, some of my best friends work for Williams. A friendly atmosphere can really help on the track as well because I feel like I can communicate freely with the team.
Pastor Maldonado