Pastor Maldonado: 'I wanted to leave'

William's Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado sits in the pits during the first practice session at the Autodromo Nazionale circuit in Monza on September 6, 2013
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Pastor Maldonado reveals he is happy that his time with Williams will come to an end soon.

Pastor Maldonado has admitted that he is looking forward to leaving Williams at the end of the season.

The Venezuelan hasn't yet secured a seat for next year but claims that he is excited to begin a new stage of his career.

When asked if he was disappointed to be ending his time at Williams, Maldonado responded: "No, I'm very happy. I wanted to leave the team, and I'm happy about that.

"It's been a tough year, very hard for the whole team, but personally I want to drive something different.

"This is an important time for me in my career. It's a tough decision - my decision - but a great one."

Maldonado will be replaced by Felipe Massa next year.

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