F1 » Maldonado holds on to Williams seat

Undeterred by the loss of Kimi Raikkonen to rival Renault, Williams confirms its first two signings for 2012.

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DGAS - Unregistered

December 01, 2011 11:44 PM

“Pastor has proven this year that he is not only quick, but also that he is able to maintain a consistent and strong race pace," team owner Sir Frank Williams (we really really need his money)-cheap pop, so dont bother beating me up..


December 02, 2011 12:12 AM

.....And Rubins is still left hanging on to hear. If he is not required at Williams then they should tell him so, and not drag it out. If it is a case of they want Rubins IF they can't get a better driver then they should tell him anyway. It is not good business to treat people this way, maybe they want Rubins to be the one who says he's going. I hope that Williams can't get a better driver and then Rubins turns them down and goes off to help a back marking team or retires. And Williams will get no better than they deserve.
A most inconsiderate way to treat a driver and Frank should be ashamed.

Asian Aussie - Unregistered

December 02, 2011 12:31 AM

I do wonder if Williams are just like Bernie and are killing the sport. Seem to be more interested in the money side and important decisions about racing come second.

The sport is controlled by accountants and not racers. To much grubby money around frank Williams now.

As stated in a previous comment Rubins please go to another team. I don't think Williams have learnt their lesson yet. That lesson being "It's motorsport stupid."

kranalif - Unregistered

December 02, 2011 12:46 AM

I have to disagree with the comments above which are filled with more drama than reason. I really think that Pastor did pretty well this year. Rubens could not out-shine Maldonado like he did with Hulkenberg last year. So in a way, with all that money involved, I see the point in signing him again.


December 02, 2011 1:00 AM

I really so not rate Maldonado at all... he has been the least impressive rookie this year. he hasn't out performed Barrichello this year... he's kept his job because Williams need the money and he has the entire goveent from his country backing him.

pcxmac - Unregistered

December 02, 2011 1:00 AM

I kinda want to like Maldonado, I dont wish him ill at all, but Rubens is a much better driver, period. But guess what, Williams is publicly traded, at least a percentage of it, so this probably makes more business sense. The only sport in F1 is which team / business wins.

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