Pastor Maldonado Is Racing In The WEC This Season

Pastor Maldonado Is Racing In The WEC This Season

The legend that is Pastor Maldonado will drive for the DragonSpeed team in the 2018/19 World Endurance Championship

Since losing his F1 seat at the start of 2016 we haven’t seen a whole lot from Pastor Maldonado. There were some IndyCar rumours and he was even linked to a couple of F1 seats, but nothing ever came of it.

Now, however, he’s back. He’ll compete in the 2018/19 WEC superseason for DragonSpeed, driving the team’s LMP2 Oreca alongside Roberto Gonzalez and a yet-to-be-named third driver.

Sadly, because he’s in LMP2 and not LMP1, we won’t get to see him go wheel-to-wheel with Fernando Alonso, 2012 Spanish GP-style - well, unless Toyota has an absolutely horrific season, that is.

As if simply seeing Pastor racing again wasn’t enough, it’s in a series where he’ll have to deal with both lapping and being lapped by a whole load of cars. Considering how long he’s been out of racing, the prospect of something ‘interesting’ happening is…umm…strong.