They’d be mad to drop Hulkeneberg. He’s one of the best up and coming drivers in F1- give him a few years and I reckon he’ll be a frontrunner. Maldonado, on the other hand, is a pay driver with no real potential. Clearly he has some talent if he won the GP2 championship, but he was up against weak opposition this season and he was pretty experienced so it’s not as impressive as it sounds.
Martin Brundle made a good point today- running a pay driver can be more expensive than hiring a proven head. Look at Renault- Petrov may have brought plenty of Roubles, but he’s also cost the team a shot at 4th in the Constructors and all the money it brings. Williams would do well to learn this lesson