The rumours have been circulating for weeks but it has finally been confirmed, Pastor Maldonado is leaving F1! A payment dispute between new team owners Renault and sponsor PDVSA means Crashtor will be replaced by Kevin Magnussen for 2016. I never thought we’d see the day. In true Pastor style though, there is always time for one last crash.

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On a serious note, although we do like to make fun of Pastor here at Badger GP, and whatever you think of him, we are losing a great character from the Formula 1 circus. Everyone loves a villain right? I wish Pastor the best of luck in whatever series he decides to crash his way into next

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