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Maldonado has no regrets

Tuesday 6th May 2014

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Maldonado has no regrets

Maldonado has no regrets

Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado maintains that he has no regrets about leaving former team Williams ahead of the 2014 season.

Considering the performances of his current and former team so far this year, it would seem that Maldonado's financial backers switched their millions from a resurgent to a struggling team, but the Venezuelan believes he made the right move for his career.

"Williams was not working as it should and so after three years I had to look for a new challenge, a new hope, something to motivate me," he told Spain's El Confidencial.

"I decided to come here because history said it was a great team," he insisted, "and when I arrived I found exactly what I had sought.

"The atmosphere is terrific and I say this because we are having many problems.

"People say that the team is lost, it's not the same as before but I think what has changed is the cars. We are experiencing a major technological transformation.

"We've had millions of problems, many of them insignificant and silly so it has taken us a lot of time.

"I'm very calm, really.

"Williams knew they were going to have a better car this year - for sure, being worse (than 2013) would have been virtually impossible.

"It can always be worse, but it was on a scale where it was more likely to go up than down - we were fighting with the small teams, compared to Williams with its name, its structure, its factory.

"They have shown they can do well but it is still hard to say if they can win races again."

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