If I was Pastor Maldonado, I’d be spending the break between Korea and India in deep talks with Romain Grosjean, finding out what spectacularly expensive Christmas present he’d like.
Let’s be fair, Romain has done Pastor an enormous favour; becoming the new ‘love to hate‘ driver on the grid.
Since Spa, the heat has been rising in the cockpit of the number ten Lotus, while Maldonado’s Williams has quietly slipped back into the pack, even scoring a well deserved second spot on the grid in Singapore. Everyone seems to have forgotten about his bristling collection of misjudgments while the paddock stamps it’s collective feet about a cartwheeling E20.
However much the Williams press team might have wanted to breath a sigh of relief at the idea of Pastor spending a week or two out of the headlines, he was off again. This time chatting with reporters about how he may not be keeping his seat, not a week later, at the Korean Grand Prix driver press conference, he was letting them know that he’d love to stay. Make your blooming mind up!
I’m one of Pastor’s greatest critics, in the past I have labelled him a dangerous, pay-to-race driver, with a hot head and a penchant for dicey moved he lacked the talent to pull off. If you’re asking me has this opinion changed? My answer is not yet. Let’s see what he can do for the rest of the season, then we’ll decide.