Maldonado a smart driver, says Wolff
1 August 2012 – Pastor Maldonado is an intelligent driver who can make it to the top in Formula 1. That is the opinion of Toto Wolff, the former German racing driver who is now assisting Sir Frank Williams in his role as Team Principal.
Wolff is set to be Williams’ successor, having taken on the upgraded role of Executive Director at Williams Grand Prix Holdings last month. Although Maldonado has been involved in a handful of on-track incidents since his debut in F1 last year, Wolff is sure that these lurid moments can be tamed.
“Pastor is a smart guy,” Wolff tells German publication Motorsport Total. “I prefer to work with a guy who has extraordinary talent and an extraordinary base speed but who needs to smoothen that out, rather than the other way round.
“He works well by himself and we then try to create the environment around that. I am convinced that it will work smoothly and that Pastor will succeed – and soon.”
Before entering Formula 1, Maldonado was GP2 Champion in 2010.