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Examining Pastor Maldonado’s F1 Legacy of Crashes, Penalties and 1 Magical Win

In 66 seasons of the Formula One World Championship, just 95 different drivers have won a grand prix (10 others won the Indianapolis 500 when it counted towards the championship). Improbably, Pastor Maldonado is one of them, and it is difficult to imagine another driver on that list whose talent behind the wheel is more lightly regarded. Maldonado recently lost his race seat at Lotus when the team was bought by Renault. With economies crumbling across South America, Maldonado's sponsor—the Venezuelan oil company PDVSA—could not come up with an estimated £35 million to pay for his drive, per the BBC's Andrew Benson. When it comes to Maldonado's reputation, that sponsorship is part of his problem. He is often regarded as not...

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