Maldonado: I will keep my aggressive style
8 January 2013 – Pastor Maldonado has vowed to maintain his 'extremely aggressive' driving style in 2013, despite featuring in a number of on-track incidents last year. The Venezuelan, who is preparing for his third season as a Williams driver, triumphed emphatically at the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix but failed to consistently record points finishes.
Reflecting on an ultimately mixed second term in the sport, the 27-year-old is adamant that changing his approach would be the wrong thing to do based on the success he has enjoyed in previous categories.
"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," he told Marca. "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."
Looking ahead to upcoming campaign, when he will be partnered by Finland's Valtteri Bottas, Maldonado is confident that the outfit can take another step forward.
"We need more speed and innovation in the car, we are improving every year," he added of the Grove-based outfit's upward performance trend. "It will be a better car."
Maldonado most penalised driver in 2012