Maldonado: Why 2012 will be my breakthrough

Maldonado: Why 2012 will be my breakthrough

Pastor Maldonado was a controversial choice for a 2011 Williams drive, but the team was pleased with his efforts and the man himself has high hopes for '12, as he told Adam Cooper

Much excitement inevitably surrounds Bruno Senna's move to Williams for 2012. But what about the man he has to beat? Senna's new team-mate Pastor Maldonado didn't have much chance to prove himself with last year's dire FW33, but the Venezuelan is still highly rated by those who have followed his rollercoaster career.

It was certainly a mixed rookie season for Maldonado. He made a few mistakes and, with his unfortunate 'road-rage' incident with Lewis Hamilton in qualifying at Spa, showed a flash of the wild streak that has dogged him.

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