#F1 : The Pastor Maldonado Dilemma
Like a misunderstood adolescent with a slightly marred reputation, Pastor is quickly finding himself defending his actions and getting reprimanded by the authorities. After the British GP, I wrote an article for VitalF1.com (http://www.vitalf1.com/sitepage.asp?a=1124) where I questioned whether or not it might be time for Pastor to be set to pasture.
His aggressive driving style has come under fire by some, primarily from fellow drivers whose races he’s ended prematurely by imitating a mad bull in a china shop.
The article touches on his somewhat unique position which has his race seat all but protected at Williams because of the millions of pounds he brings to the team via Venezuela’s government funding from the PDVSA Petroleum conglomerate. One has to wonder if that sort of financial backing influences his attitude knowing his performance may be a secondary in the question as to whether or not he keeps his seat.
I mentioned reputation, in the article, I touch on his history of questionable driving where his failure to slow for an on track incident caused serious injuries to a marshal. It also earned him a lifetime ban.
Find out more about this dilemma from my original article: http://www.vitalf1.com/sitepage.asp?a=1124
Author: Ernie Black