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Maldonado won't relax after scoring first point

Having scored his first F1 point at Spa, the Williams driver says he will keep fighting as hard as before for results, saying, "I'm not going to relax, I am a fighter." Responding to critics who say he's just driving due to his significant sponsorship he says, "My team know who I am. I think everybody knows in F1 who I am."

2 September 2011 - Source
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Wow McDonalds, you really know you've made it when your own team know who you are.
Pastor   Pastor Maldonado
Yes, and I think maybe even everyone in F1.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
If you paid me as much as you pay the Williams team, I'd pretend to know you too.
DC   David Coulthard
It's just crazy where money can get you these days Martin, I mean seriously, a priest driving an F1 car?
MBrundle   Martin Brundle
He's not a priest David, Pastor is his first name, not his title.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
That's actually not a bad idea though, Williams could do with some help from above at the moment.
rubens   Rubens Barrichello
It's so unfair, these pay-drivers are dragging us down, a team is nothing without years of experience like mine.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
Apparently Williams don't agree Barrichello, looks like you're going to be put "out to Pastor" next year, so to speak.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Fair dues to you for not resting on your laurels McDonalds, now that you've scored a whole point and joined the elite.
NigelErnestJamesMansellOBE   Nigel Mansell
I can't help but detect an element of sarcasm in that remark Fernando, but I think it is important to take into account Pastor's national history in Formula 1 when judging him against those who have gone before. Amazingly Pastor is only the third Venezuelan to race in the sport, and the first since 1984, incidentally my own last year with the Lotus team, which was largely blighted by the team principal Peter Warr's blatant dislike of myself, before I moved to Williams and broke a duck of my own with my first win. That driver was Johnny Cecotto, Toleman team-mate with Ayrton Senna, but whose career ended tragically with two broken legs received while qualifying for the British Grand Prix. Coincidentally, Johnny's rather modest career points total has now been equalled by Pastor with that very maiden point we have been discussing.
fernando   Fernando Alonso
Johnny, a classic Venezuelan name, but a fairly bland one for an F1 driver don't you think?
johnny   Johnny Herbert
Here's Johnny! You spineless whimpering sissies mightn't remember the days when nobody got points for coming in a miserable 10th place, cars were fueled with pure testosterone, and Johnny was a proper man's name.
mschumi   Michael Schumacher
That would explain your pace in the Benetton while I was winning two championships - I was using octane.
TheIncredibleHulk   Nico Hulkenberg
One bloody point? This is the guy who replaces me? I got 22 last year. Grrr...
Pastor   Pastor Maldonado
The monkey is off my back now Nico, the floodgates will open and drown my duck.
TheIncredibleHulk   Nico Hulkenberg
It's "break" your duck Maldonado, your crappy metaphors are making me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.
Ambrosia   Jerome d'Ambrosio
I don't understand about the monkey Nando, I never saw one on Pastor's back?
fernando   Fernando Alonso
It's the HANS device Ambrosia, you know that thing hanging around on your neck under your helmet - that's what we call "the monkey". Just take that off for the next race and you might break your, umm... duck, too.

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