Maldonado confirms exit, "I will not be on the grid"

Pastor Maldonado today confirmed his time in F1 has reached an end, if not a conclusion. 

"Today, with the utmost humility, I tell you that I will not be on the Formula One starting grid for the 2016 season. Thanks for all your messages of support, passion and concern about my future.”

Although some speculate that he may have a chance of a seat at Manor, these don't sound like the words of a driver who will be jumping into a car for testing in a few weeks. 

Renault are expected to announce that the comeback kid Kevin Magnussen will join the human lolcat Jolyon Palmer at the new look Renault outfit. I wasn't among those who were outraged that McLaren dropped K-Mag in 2014, but I sure am glad to see him back, which leaves me to wonder - do you feel sorry for Pastor?

Source: JA on F1