Maldonado wants to keep Williams seat
10 October 2013 – Pastor Maldonado says it is likely that he will retain his Williams seat for the 2014 campaign, despite enduring a troublesome year with the Grove-based outfit.
Maldonado, who joined Williams in 2011 and gave the team its first victory in eight years the following campaign, stated recently that he is not content with simply making up the numbers, having failed to register more than a point so far this season.
But despite his team's current performance troubles, the Venezuelan has rated as "quite good" his chances of remaining onboard for what would be a fourth term.
"It was a hard beginning of the season and it was quite a hard time for us as a team," said Maldonado during Thursday's press conference at Suzuka. "We have been working very, very hard, 24 hours a day, trying to improve our performance do something different to improve the car's performance. At the moment we maybe find some way, but it is not enough to catch the teams that are quite close to us.
"We have been quite close to being in the points, but have had some problems. I will keep trying to get some more points before the end of the season and then we will see for next year. At the moment I have a contract and it is looking quite good."