Maldonado 'very happy' to leave Williams

By on Thursday, November 14, 2013
Williams F1 Team

Williams F1 Team

Pastor Maldonado says he is 'very happy' at the prospect of leaving Williams, believing that he delivered more to the team than they did for him.

Williams confirmed on Monday that Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will race for the team in 2014, ending their three year association with Maldonado.

Maldonado won the Spanish Grand Prix for the team last year, but in both 2011 and 2013 the Venezuelan has scored just a single point.

"I am very happy," he said. "Since a couple of months I was in conversation with the team and I wanted to leave the team. That is it. I am very happy for that. It was my decision. In Singapore I decided to leave the team more or less and it was 100 per cent my decision.

"I think I delivered more to the team than they for me. We found a victory, we found a very good result last year, and even this year we have been doing quite well races. But this is not everything. I am waiting for something more, I am expecting something more from F1."

"I wanted to try something different, and maybe it is a very important time for me and my career. It is a tough decision but a great one."

Maldonado added that he is unsure where he will race in 2014, but revealed that Lotus is one option.

"For sure we are talking with Lotus, but I have a couple more options."

"We are working on that. I hope to have the final decision soon - and a clear route for next year."

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