Lotus Formula 1 pay driver Pastor Maldonado has promised fans and his team that “I will only crash a little bit” at this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.
Following criticism from retired Red Bull Racing Mark Webber, who recently described Maldonado as one of the worst drivers in the sport, Maldonado responded that rather than his usual spectacular crashes, he was going to tone things down on the street circuit and only try to cause “minor” damage to his car.
“This weekend I will only crash a little bit. I know that Mr Webber thinks I’m a bad driver, but I will prove him wrong. This is a difficult circuit, so I promise I will only damage my front wing, or force someone else to crash, so it will prove I am a much better driver.” said Maldonado.
Maldonado’s team, Lotus, was unavailable to comment on their driver’s promise after a spokesperson said they were busy clearing up paperwork following a “minor incident on the way to the circuit with one of our drivers.”