Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado and Brazilian Rubens Barrichello can expect to stay at Williams next season, according to the Formula One team's chairman Adam Parr.
"Yes. I think that's vastly the most likely outcome," he told reporters at the British Grand Prix when asked whether the two South Americans would be retained. Barrichello will be 40 and in his 20th season next year while Maldonado is in his first year in the sport after winning the GP2 title.
The Venezuelan brings with him important sponsorship from his country's state oil company PDVSA but Parr said he had shown his talent.