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Maldonado "had an offer to race" in 2017

  • Published on 22 May 2017 09:32
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Pastor Maldonado has revealed that he had a chance to race in Formula 1 in 2017 but turned the seat down due to it not being a competitive one. Prior to the 2016 season, the Venezuelan lost his seat at Renault to Kevin Magnussen as his sponsor, PDVSA could not supply efficient funds.

The one-time race winner has since spoken out about how he had an offer to race in Formula 1 this year, but he did not say with which team: "I had an offer to drive in F1 in 2017. I. However, I chose not to do it, because I had no guarantee that it would be a competitive car. If I do something, I do it right."

Maldonado made his debut in Formula 1 in 2011 and raced all the way through to 2015, spending three years at Williams and two at Lotus. The highlight of his career is undoubtedly the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix where against all odds, he took his one and only victory in Formula 1. 

 

Fergal Walsh

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  • FatMike

    Posts: 153

    "Sad" to hear that F1's own red turtle shell didnt manage to get a seat. Perhaps to up the action factor Liberty could force a team to give him a seat....

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    • May 22 2017 - 09:34
  • ianf1

    Posts: 185

    Why do you need a competitive car when all you're going to do is crash it?

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    • May 22 2017 - 10:09
  • More than likely was offered a seat by Manor.. Which doesn't matter anyway as they're not here

    • + 0
    • May 22 2017 - 10:22
  • That res turtle, had a bad run, but in in fact a race winner! I reckon it would have been Sauber or Manor.

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    • May 22 2017 - 10:48
  • While that one win was really cool, the rest of his record doesnt justify having him on board, and now he doesnt even have the funds to be a pay driver.

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    • May 22 2017 - 16:47
  • Jutlandia

    Posts: 191

    I think he's telling a lie, i simply can't figure out who would hire him.

    • + 0
    • May 22 2017 - 20:48
  • Is he telling the truth, or having a laugh like Timo Glock did?

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    • May 22 2017 - 22:07

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  • Team Renault
  • Points 27
  • Podiums 0
  • Grand Prix 19
  • Country Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  • Date of b. Mar 9 1985 (36)
  • Place of b. Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  • Weight 68 kg
  • Length 1.73 m
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