Pastor Maldonado info & statistics

Pastor Maldonado wiki info & stats
Name Pastor Maldonado
Country Venezuela Venezuela
Place of Birth Maracay
Date of Birth Mar 9th 1985 - 35 years old
Number of Seasons 5
First Race 2011 Australian Grand Prix
Last Race 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
First Pole 2012 Spanish Grand Prix
Last Pole 2012 Spanish Grand Prix
First Win 2012 Spanish Grand Prix
Last Win 2012 Spanish Grand Prix
First Podium 2012 Spanish Grand Prix
Last Podium 2012 Spanish Grand Prix

Pastor Maldonado F1 Stats

Race Entries 96
Race Starts 95
Race Wins 1 (1,0%)
Pole Positions 1 (1,0%)
Fastest Laps 0
Podiums 1 (1,0%)
Points Finishes 14 (14,6%)
Retirements 32 (33,3%)
Wins from pole 1
Front Row Starts 2
Total Points 75
Total Laps 4.555


Biography

 

Pastor Maldonado Biography


It is fair to say that fans did not warm to Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado, but underneath the controversies is a driver full of talent.

Pastor Maldonado Williams FW35

Pastor Maldonado Williams FW35 with new brake ducts.

Maldonado broke into the sport in 2011 as Rubens Barrichello’s team-mate at Williams, in a move which raised eyebrows as Maldonado received heavy financial backing from the Venezuelan government.

Also, the racer replaced a highly-rated young driver, Nico Hulkenberg, who didn't have Pastor’s financial luxuries.

A poor start to the season only heaped the pressure on him, and when he collided with Lewis Hamilton in Monaco his driving quality was called into question.

However, Maldonado is the 2009 GP2 champion and an impressive qualifying record proved he had the talent to be on the grid. But poor race results in comparison to his savvy team-mate Barrichello failed to ease the pressure.

Pastor Maldonado wins the 2012 Spanish F1 GP for Williams

Pastor Maldonado wins the 2012 Spanish F1 GP for Williams

Maldonado's and Hamilton’s spat continued in Belgium, when the William’s man deliberately drove into the Brit after qualifying, and earned himself a five-place grid penalty.

Incidentally this is where he picked up his first point after a good performance earned him a 10th placed finish. It would be his only point of the season.

Williams decided to retain Maldonado for the 2012 season and released Barrichello, in a decision which, again, was puzzling.

However, Maldonado showed how good he can in a much quicker car. Despite the car’s obvious improvement, no-one could have predicted his stunning qualifying lap in Spain which helped him to second on the grid.

Pastor Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado

After falling behind Fernando Alonso at the start, the Williams man drove the race of his life to beat the Spaniard and win his first Grands Prix. It was a dominant display that showcased his true speed and potential to the world.

Unfortunately that was as good as it got for the 2012 season as struggled next to new team-mate Bruno Senna. Further points in Japan and Abu Dhabi saw him finish the season in 15th place with 45 points.

2013 was a disastrous season for Williams and a very public fall out meant Maldonado’s exit was inevitable He hoped that a move to Lotus could bring a title challenge, but the team badly built their 2014 and they struggled to score points.

2015 saw Lotus produce a better car, but Maldonado's inconsistency frustrated the team all season. He finished well behind Grosjean in the end-of-season standings, and he was released at the end of the campaign

Seasons

 

Pastor Maldonado Final Championship Results

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Pastor Maldonado F1 Seasons Summary

Year Team Engine GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL Avg Pts Points
2015 United Kingdom Lotus F1 Mercedes 19 0 0 0 0 0 794 0 1.42 27
2014 United Kingdom Lotus F1 Renault 18 0 0 0 0 0 851 0 0.06 1
2013 United Kingdom Williams Renault 19 0 0 0 0 0 1078 0 0.05 1
2012 United Kingdom Williams Renault 20 1 0 0 1 1 939 0 2.25 45
2011 United Kingdom Williams Cosworth 19 0 0 0 0 0 893 0 0.05 1

Races

 

Pastor Maldonado F1 GP Race Classifications

1th1 Time
5th1 Time
7th3 Times
8th4 Times
9th2 Times
10th3 Times
11th8 Times
12th7 Times
13th5 Times
14th12 Times
15th5 Times
16th7 Times
17th3 Times
18th4 Times
19th1 Time
DNF29 Times
DNS1 Time

 

Pastor Maldonado F1 GP Race Results

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
96 2015 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 13 DNF Collision by Alonso 0
95 2015 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 13 10 1
94 2015 2015 Mexican Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 13 11 0
93 2015 2015 USA Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 12 8 4
92 2015 2015 Russian Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 14 7 6
91 2015 2015 Japanese Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 13 8 4
90 2015 2015 Singapore Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 18 12 0
89 2015 2015 Italian Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 10 DNF Broken chassis 0
88 2015 2015 Belgian Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 7 DNF Power unit 0
87 2015 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 14 14 0
86 2015 2015 British Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 14 DNF Collision damage 0
85 2015 2015 Austrian Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 10 7 6
84 2015 2015 Canadian Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 6 7 6
83 2015 2015 Monaco Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 8 DNF Brakes 0
82 2015 2015 Spanish Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 19 DNF Crash damage 0
81 2015 2015 Bahrain Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 16 15 0
80 2015 2015 Chinese Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 11 DNF Brakes 0
79 2015 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 12 DNF Technical 0
78 2015 2015 Australian Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 10 DNF Crash 0
77 2014 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 15 DNF Engine failure 0
76 2014 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 16 12 0
75 2014 2014 USA Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 10 9 1
74 2014 2014 Russian Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 20 18 0
73 2014 2014 Japanese Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 17 16 0
72 2014 2014 Singapore Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 18 12 0
71 2014 2014 Italian Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 17 14 0
70 2014 2014 Belgian Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 17 DNF Exhaust 0
69 2014 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 20 13 0
68 2014 2014 German Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 18 12 0
67 2014 2014 British Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 20 DNF Exhaust 0
66 2014 2014 Austrian Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 13 12 0
65 2014 2014 Canadian Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 17 DNF Power unit 0
64 2014 2014 Monaco Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 15 DNS Fuel pump 0
63 2014 2014 Spanish Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 22 15 0
62 2014 2014 Chinese Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 22 14 0
61 2014 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 17 14 0
60 2014 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 17 DNF Power unit 0
59 2014 2014 Australian Grand Prix 13 Lotus F1 Renault 21 DNF ERS 0
58 2013 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 16 16 0
57 2013 2013 USA Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 17 17 0
56 2013 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 14 11 0
55 2013 2013 Indian Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 18 12 0
54 2013 2013 Japanese Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 15 16 0
53 2013 2013 Korean Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 18 13 0
52 2013 2013 Singapore Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 18 11 0
51 2013 2013 Italian Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 14 14 0
50 2013 2013 Belgian Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 17 17 0
49 2013 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 15 10 1
48 2013 2013 German Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 18 15 0
47 2013 2013 British Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 15 11 0
46 2013 2013 Canadian Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 13 16 0
45 2013 2013 Monaco Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 16 DNF Collision 0
44 2013 2013 Spanish Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 17 14 0
43 2013 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 17 11 0
42 2013 2013 Chinese Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 14 14 0
41 2013 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 16 DNF KERS 0
40 2013 2013 Australian Grand Prix 16 Williams Renault 17 DNF Spun off 0
39 2012 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 16 DNF Collision 0
38 2012 2012 USA Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 9 9 2
37 2012 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 3 5 10
36 2012 2012 Indian Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 9 16 0
35 2012 2012 Korean Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 15 14 0
34 2012 2012 Japanese Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 12 8 4
33 2012 2012 Singapore Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 2 DNF Hydraulics 0
32 2012 2012 Italian Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 12 11 0
31 2012 2012 Belgian Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 6 DNF Collision 0
30 2012 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 8 13 0
29 2012 2012 German Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 5 15 0
28 2012 2012 British Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 7 16 0
27 2012 2012 European Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 3 12 0
26 2012 2012 Canadian Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 22 13 0
25 2012 2012 Monaco Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 23 DNF Collision 0
24 2012 2012 Spanish Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 1 1 25
23 2012 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 21 DNF Puncture 0
22 2012 2012 Chinese Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 13 8 4
21 2012 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 11 19 Engine 0
20 2012 2012 Australian Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 8 13 Accident 0
19 2011 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 18 DNF Spin 0
18 2011 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 23 14 0
17 2011 2011 Indian Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 13 DNF Gearbox 0
16 2011 2011 Korean Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 16 DNF Engine 0
15 2011 2011 Japanese Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 14 14 0
14 2011 2011 Singapore Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 13 11 0
13 2011 2011 Italian Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 14 11 0
12 2011 2011 Belgian Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 21 10 1
11 2011 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 17 16 0
10 2011 2011 German Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 13 14 0
9 2011 2011 British Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 7 14 0
8 2011 2011 European Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 15 18 0
7 2011 2011 Canadian Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 12 DNF Spun off 0
6 2011 2011 Monaco Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 8 18 0
5 2011 2011 Spanish Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 9 15 0
4 2011 2011 Turkish Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 14 17 0
3 2011 2011 Chinese Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 17 18 0
2 2011 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 18 DNF Engine 0
1 2011 2011 Australian Grand Prix 12 Williams Cosworth 15 DNF Transmission 0

Podiums

 

Pastor Maldonado F1 Podium Finishes

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
1 2012 2012 Spanish Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 1 1 25

Poles

 

Pastor Maldonado F1 Pole Positions

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
1 2012 2012 Spanish Grand Prix 18 Williams Renault 1 1 25

Comparison

 

Pastor Maldonado Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2011WilliamsRubens Barrichello109140000613910
2012WilliamsBruno Senna1645311010911164
2013WilliamsValtteri Bottas108140000118712
2014Lotus F1Romain Grosjean98180000811613
2015Lotus F1Romain Grosjean7327510000514316

News

 

Latest Pastor Maldonado News



Maldonado predicting driver trouble at Ferrari

Former F1 driver Pastor Maldonado is expecting trouble at Ferrari in 2020. The Italian team and Sebastian Vettel have announced their split - but that will only take effect from..

May 27, 2020 with 1 Comment

Pastor Maldonado 2019 Beyond the Grid interview

Pastor Maldonado was always a headline maker. The Venezuelan arrived in F1 in 2011 with Williams as GP2 champion, and the very next year delivered the team a first win in over..

September 4, 2019 with 0 Comments

Alonso Maldonado F1 Abu Dhabi Crash 2015

 At the start of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix made fernando Alonso contact with a sauber, causing that he couldn't make the turn and crashed into Pastor Maldonado. And took him out..

November 17, 2018 with 0 Comments

Maldonado: Verstappen comparison 'inappropriate'

May 7 - Former F1 driver Pastor Maldonado has played down any comparison between himself and Max Verstappen. Now 33, the former Williams and Lotus driver last raced in 2015,..

May 7, 2018 with 0 Comments

Teenager Stroll hits back at criticism

Mar.8 - Lance Stroll insists he is "ready" for formula one. However, the pressure is already piling on the 18-year-old rookie's young shoulders, following three mistakes including..

March 8, 2017 with 0 Comments

Maldonado working on 2017 F1 return

Dec.13 - Pastor Maldonado says he is working on his return to formula one. With a controversial driving style, the 31-year-old raced for Williams and Lotus until 2015, when his..

December 13, 2016 with 0 Comments

Villeneuve: Stroll 'not like Maldonado'

Nov.10 - Jacques Villeneuve insists it is not fair to compare Lance Stroll with other F1 'pay drivers' like Pastor Maldonado. Reportedly after his father and Canadian billionaire..

November 10, 2016 with 0 Comments

PDVSA crisis is bad news for Maldonado

Oct.20 - Pastor Maldonado's hopes of returning to F1 appear slim, given the latest news emerging from Venezuela. The former Williams and Lotus driver's seats were backed strongly..

October 20, 2016 with 0 Comments

Maldonado set for sports car seat

Aug.12 - Pastor Maldonado could be set to get his race career back on track in sports cars. Since losing his Lotus/Renault race seat at the end of last year, the controversial..

August 12, 2016 with 0 Comments

Maldonado looking to restart F1 career

Jun.2 - Pastor Maldonado has confirmed rumours he is "looking for a way" back into formula one. The Venezuelan, whose F1 foray with Williams and Lotus was heavily backed by the..

June 2, 2016 with 0 Comments

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