F1 Drivers


PASTOR MALDONADO

After four seasons in GP2, Pastor Maldonado has finally been given his Formula One break after taking a dominant victory in the junior series in 2010. In 2011 he will drive for Williams.

He started karting at the age of seven. In 2003 he moved to Italy and competed in Formula Renault 2.0 championships all over the continent. He won the Italian winter series the same year before a successful assault on the more competitive summer championship in 2004.

His titles landed him in the Worldseries by Renault where he nearly took the title in 2006. His performance earned him a seat at Trident Racing in GP2 the following year. In 2010, he realised his potential in the series by taking the title. He took an unprecedented six victories and had the championship in the bag by the end of the penultimate race weekend at Monza.

In 2011, he scored just one point for his debut season in F1 but the car was as much to blame. His big break came in 2012 with victory at the Spanish Grand Prix. Heading in to 2013 there is no doubt that he is a talented driver.

 


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  • Name : Pastor Maldonado
  • Birth date : 1985-03-09
  • Birthplace : Maracay, Venezuela
  • Nationality : Venezuelan
  • Age : 30 years
  • Team : Williams
  • Website : www.pastormaldonado.com
  • 2012 Results : 15th - F1