Williams driver Pastor Maldonado has said he would not change his ways, even though the Venezuelan had several crashes and a very aggressive approach to driving in 2012.
Continuing his driving style is important, says Maldonado when asked by Marca if he felt like changing his overly aggressive crash-prone style.
“When I walk down the hallway in my home and see all I’ve achieved with that style I believe I must go on this way,” Maldonado said. “Yes, I’ve had incidents with other drivers, not only now but also in the past. But that has led me to win every series I’ve raced in.”
It would seem like a rather good idea not to crash into other drivers from time to time in order for Maldonado to build on the results he actually did manage to secure. In 2011 he picked up a single point in his first season with Williams, and this increased to 45 last season, including a win at the Spanish Grand Prix. But since that illustrious first win, it took him ten races to score points again, eventually finishing 15th in the drivers championship. The formula for 2013 is clear: More speed.
“We need more speed and innovation in the car, we are improving every year,” he added. “It will be a better car.”
This bloggers opinion is that speed helps, but so does not crashing…