Maldonado admits he might ditch Williams for another team

Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams in the Press Conference. Formula One World Championship, Rd11, Hungarian Grand Prix, Preparations Day, Budapest, Hungary, Thursday 26 July 2012.Oct.10 (GMM) Williams driver Pastor Maldonado has admitted that there is a chance that he will switch teams for the 2013 Formula One season.

Days ago, before Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was re-elected by his countrymen, the lucratively PDVSA-backed Maldonado answered “we’ll see” when asked if he will still be a Williams driver next season.

The Spanish GP winner said he could not comment because the great British team always waits until the end of the year to announce its lineup for the following season.

But now, with Chavez soundly in office until at least 2018, Maldonado has been quoted as admitting a change to another team is possible.

“At the moment there is a chance to go to other teams but we are considering remaining here [at Williams], but it is still too early,” the 27-year-old is quoted by Sky Sports.

“It is difficult to say, until other teams have confirmed their drivers you never know,” he added.

The 2013 lineups at top teams Red Bull, McLaren and Mercedes have all been confirmed, but theoretical vacancies at Ferrari, Lotus, Sauber and Force India still exist.

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  • stenu

    No team wishing to see regular points finishes from both its drivers would even consider Maldonado in his current form.

  • Tifosi

    Maldonado? Who do you think you are… LOL, you don’t deserve your place in F1, go to maybe IndyCar or any other lower rank racing then maybe you can win. Trash is trash…

  • McLarenfan

    Mercedes could have him help Hamilton, He could be track clearance take out the opposition bye bye Nico Rosberg

  • Kimi4WDC

    I hope he ends up in Ferrari, that would be VERY interesting! But I guess there would be some issues with Shell and PDVSA, not exactly sure if they are partners or competitors.