Monaco

Last Race: 24th May Monaco

Monaco GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Sebastian Vettel
3 Lewis Hamilton
Canada

Next Race: 07th June Canada

Pastor keeping his options open

2012-10-09 15:18:00

 RSS

Share:

Pastor keeping his options open

Pastor Maldonado has confirmed he is in talks with Williams about a deal for 2013, but also admits "there is a chance" he could go to another team...

Pastor Maldonado has confirmed he is in talks with Williams about a deal for 2013, but also admits "there is a chance" he could go to another team.

The Venezuelan has endured a mixed season so far, stunning the F1 world in Barcelona when he won the Spanish GP from pole before going nine races without making it into the top 10.

He finally broke his scoring drought at the Japanese GP over the weekend as he came from 12th on the grid to finish eight.

Williams are yet to confirm their driver line-up for next season and Maldonado, who has entered into negotiations with the Grove-based squad, has stopped short of committing himself to the team.

"At the moment there is a chance to go to other teams but we are considering remaining here, but it is still too early," he said.

"The team usually confirm their drivers at the end of the season but we are talking, negotiating.

"This is a good family for me I feel really good here, they feel really happy with me but we know how Formula One is, it can change one day from another.

"It is difficult to say, until other teams have confirmed their drivers you never know. It is difficult. I need to keep pushing, doing my job in the team to try and get some points and we will see."

Maldonado's main sponsor PDVSA, but he is quick to point out that his seat at Williams isn't dependent on continued backing from the oil giant.

"PDVSA is a serious company. I've known them for a long time and it is going to be all good I think because we have a contract and they have been always supporting my career in the past," he said.

"In Venezuela everyone is happy to see me in F1. We won one race this year which is amazing for my second year in F1.

"We haven't had the best car but we still managed to win. We are working very hard on the car and, as you know, I have a lot of responsibility in this team because I am the top driver here.

"It is difficult to accept that we miss many points this year, but it is never too late to recover."

Model Cara Delevingne meets football star Cristiano Ronaldo

Editor's Picks

Good Race, Bad Race: Monaco

Good Race, Bad Race: Monaco

How fortune can turn on a dime...

PF1's Monaco Conclusions

PF1's Monaco Conclusions

Mercedes gave a lesson on how to screw up a race while Max Verstappen learnt how not to overtake...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

F1 Could Learn From FIFA

F1 Could Learn From FIFA

The F1 Strategy Group's latest vision for the sport falls well short of the existential threat to F1: sustainability...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...