Maldonado courted by Manor for WEC debut


Pastor Maldonado may compete in next month's Mexican round of the World Endurance Championship with Manor, according to one of the team's drivers.

Mexican Alfonso Toledano, who drives the #44 Manor Oreca 05-Nissan with Tor Graves, suggested that the former Williams and Lotus F1 driver could join the pair in Mexico.

"We know there is still a place in the team," said Gonzalez. "We do not know who will occupy it, but we've heard that it can be an experienced driver from Formula 1.

"It could be Pastor Maldonado. Now, the team does not have a decision so we need to wait, we are waiting to confirm the third driver."

Maldonado started his F1 career with Williams in 2011, achieving an outstanding win with the Grove outfit in Spain the following year.

The Venezuelan moved to Lotus  in 2014 but results were few and far between. Over the course of his 95 Grand Prix career, the 30-year-old Maldonado earned himself an enviable 'fast but erratic' reputation owed to endless on-track incidents.

Manor's WEC effort, which is managed by former F1 headmen John Booth and Graeme Lowdon,  already includes in its regular line-up former F1 driver Roberto Mehri.

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