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Maldonado: I don’t want to go anywhere

Pastor Maldonado says he is confident that Williams will bounce back from its current run of poor form
Pastor Maldonado says he has no desire to move away from the Williams team, despite failing to trouble the scorer so far this season.

The Venezuelan has struggled thus far with an uncompetitive car in 2013, with the Grove-based team having taken a backwards step following a season that saw Maldonado win in Spain last year.

Despite that, Maldonado said he had full faith in the team and was confident that Williams would bounce back to form in future.

"For sure I really want to continue here," he was quoted by ESPN. "It's one of the best places for a young driver to be and for sure we are not happy with the results of this year. We have struggled quite a lot to improve the car and be competitive. Everyone knows and saw what we have this year so I'm not telling you something wrong.

"The team has a great future and great potential so there is no point to change. When I started to drive for Williams I saw the factory, the cars and the history of the team and it was very important for me to become a part of this team. We achieved one victory last year and I think if we achieved one we can achieve two and three and four. We just need to work hard together and the potential is there."

Maldonado added that he was now looking forward to working with Pat Symonds after the announcement earlier this week that he will replace Mike Coughlan as head of Williams' technical team.

"It's going to be very interesting with Pat," he said. "He's new in the team and we need some time to make everything work together. He's been very successful in the past and it's quite good. We hope to improve together, to work very hard and before the end of the season achieve something very good."




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LoveF1

July 19, 2013 12:47 PM

This Wiliams run of form is not exactly ahem....'current', is it? So Pastor is basically saying that if Ferrari were to offer him a seat,or RBR were to offer him Mark's seat, (as unlikely as that would seem), he would turn it down?? LOL



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