Maldonado follows Johnny Cecotto as the second Venezuelan to drive in F1
Pastor Maldonado 2011 Season StatsLast updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:31 UK
BBC COMMENTATOR MARTIN BRUNDLE'S VIEW
"Pastor Maldonado's sole 10th place makes him the worst performing driver in the history of the Williams team.
MALDONADO STATS & FACTS
Born: 09/03/1985, Maracay
Grand Prix debut: N/A
"The car hasn't been great, and he was running very well in Monaco before contact with Hamilton.
"He has shown good speed on occasions but he's very lucky that he has significant Venezuelan funding behind him.
"Providing that continues to be the case, a Renault-powered 2012 Williams equalised by the banning of blown-exhaust systems should give him a better chance."