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
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.