Johnny Cecotto on Venezuelan drivers in F1
Venezuela's most famous racing star, Johnny Cecotto, talks to AUTOSPORT exclusively about the rise of Pastor Maldonado - his country's newest Formula 1 driver - as well as the South American nation's ambitions in world motorsport
When Pastor Maldonado takes up his place on the grid for the Formula 1 season-opener in Bahrain, he will become the first Venezuelan to take part in a grand prix since Johnny Cecotto raced for Toleman in 1984.
Cecotto is member of an exclusive club, having competed with considerable success at the top levels of bike racing with Yamaha before swapping over to single-seaters.
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