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Formula 1 Midseason Report: Pastor Maldonado

Before the start of the season, I highlighted six drivers who had a lot to prove going into 2012. The article can be found here. The midseason break is as good a time as any to revisit those men, to see how they're progressing. Today, it's the turn of Williams driver Pastor Maldonado. BackgroundThe recipient of almost every single barrage of criticism fired off in 2011, Maldonado entered 2012 with a severely dented reputation. He wasn't actually that bad in 2011. But when you use the biggest sponsor backing in the sport to unseat a promising young driver, you're always going to be considered at the low end of the ladder until you prove yourself. The very poor Williams FW33 prevented him from doing that last year.The very large amount o...

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