Maldonado drops out of 2019/20 Jota LMP2 line-up

Pastor Maldonado has announced that he will not be taking part in the 2019/20 FIA World Endurance Championship.

The Venezuelan was supposed to compete in the LMP2 class, driving for JOTA Sport alongside Anthony Davidson and Roberto Gonzalez. But on Friday, the one-time Grand Prix winner announced on his Instagram that he will not be joining his team-mates for the upcoming campaign.

"I want to inform that officially I’ll not participate this season together with my teammates Roberto Gonzalez and Anthony Davidson in Jota Sport at @fiawec_official due to not reaching a balance agreement between the parties," Maldonado wrote.

"I take the opportunity to wish the best of luck to my ex-teammates for this championship 2019-2020. I’ll give you news about my future soon."

Maldonado, Davidson and Gonzalez competed for Dragonspeed during the 2018/19 Super Season, but jumped ship to JOTA for the following season.

The team is expected to announce a replacement driver soon, with BMW WEC-refugee Antonio Felix da Costa tipped to take the role.