Pastor Maldonado, the most loathed and disrespected driver in Formula 1, is gone. What’s funny is who is replacing him.
Everyone who’s ever played them knows that most Formula One video games tend to be a bit crap. Crappy graphics, crappy physics, and even crappier AI makes everything just bad. But Forza 6 has apparently gotten that last aspect precisely right. So here’s a bunch of Pastor Maldonado clones repeatedly smashing into a…
Walking black cloud/pay driver Pastor Maldonado seems to have lucked out for 2016. Despite a looming Renault purchase of the struggling Lotus Formula One team, they still need money. Fortunately, they know just the fellow who can bring the cash: current driver Pastor Maldonado.
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg jumped ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton with a great start at the Austrian Grand Prix. Hamilton tried catching up with Rosberg, but Rosberg kept his lead, with no threat of either Mercedes being wiped out by Pastor Maldonado. Seriously, Maldonado, what’s happened with you?
Pastor Maldonado has had an admittedly terrible season thus far, having to retire for five out of six races through little fault of his own. Many remember the garbage days of yore, though, so let’s take a journey back through time to
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watch Maldonado’s most facepalm-worthy hits.
Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado has developed somewhat of a reputation for crashing during his Formula One career, which even spawned his own personal crash counter. Maldonado is certain why he crashes, though: he’s got the biggest balls of them all.
There’s having a bad day, and then there’s really having a bad day, and somewhere on that continuum of terribleness is Pastor Maldonado’s trip to the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix. Maldonado received a penalty for gridding up 18th instead of 16th.
I have to give Pastor Maldonado’s detour through the gravel trap some credit here: the Lotus Formula One driver holds it together and keeps it out of the wall.
If you only concentrated on the winner of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, you'd hate this race. Lewis Hamilton nabbed pole and ran away with the win from there. Yawn. Only Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg was anywhere close. No, the real battle was this crazy back-and-forth dogfight for thirteenth place.
The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall, so Renault let Lotus Formula One team drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado loose inside in a pair of Renault Twizys. Yes, in fact, a Twizy will powerslide.
Formula 1 went turbo this year and now, on the last race of the season, we get to see the massive smoke- and fire-spewing result when one of them fails.
Look, I'm sure Pastor Maldonado is a nice enough guy. But the Venezuelan driver for the Lotus F1 team is a bit, um, "erratic," to put it lightly, and he's grown quite a reputation for crashing spectacularly, and crashing often. So much so that he's the butt of many great jokes. Jokes like these.
Lotus hasn't tested their new F1 car yet. That's not ideal. So what have they done instead? Well, they towed a mobile home with last year's car. You know, important stuff.
When Kimi Raikkonen announced he's leaving the Lotus F1 Team for Ferrari, speculation placed highly rated German Nico Hulkenberg in the seat. But he didn't bring any $$$$$ with him. Enter Pastor Maldonado.
Overly serious car nerds can criticize games like Super Mario Kart for not being "authentic" or "representational of actual physics in any way," but sometimes life imitates art. The crash-bang-boom Australian Grand Prix this year doesn't look very different done up like the Nintendo classic.
Venezuela's state-owned oil company just injected millions of dollars into the cash-strapped Williams Formula 1 team, giving the country's president Hugo Chavez a chance to gloat about something else.