Yesterday Pastor Maldonado confirmed that he would not feature on the F1 grid in 2016, following reported financial problems between Renault and his Venezuelan sponsors.
‘Crashtor’, as he is, um, affectionately known, departs the sport after five seasons, racing first for Williams from 2011 and then for Lotus from 2014 onwards.
He leaves behind a controversial legacy, having developed a reputation for causing collisions during his 95 grand prix stars. Not all of them were entirely his fault, but a retirement rate of 29% suggests that his own decision making had more than something to do with his poor track record.
He managed just 14 top ten finishes all told, with a third of his career point tally coming from that one remarkable win at the Spanish Grand Prix in 2012.
With his F1 career seemingly at an end (for the time being, at least), here’s a brief recap of those classic moments of recklessness…
Pastor la vista, baby!