Which is most important?
It's become a fairly regular occurance to see the Williams of Maldonado crash out of good points, but equally regular is the Williams of Senna being a good chunk of places behind him. Still, I was pretty surprised when I saw the driver's standings today to see there's only 11 points between them. To say Jaws - sorry, Pastor Maldonado must have thrown away at least 20 over the course of the season I shouldn't be surprised, but Bruno's points are never taken in memorable fashion so it slipped under the radar that he was that close to his teammate.
In a sense these two drivers are polar opposites. One comes from the most glorious racing heritage possible (until some long lost offspring of Fangio's surfaces) and the other is...Maldonado. One has a friendly, cheesey demeanour in interviews and the other has a stare down to rival Mike Tyson. Bruno puts in safe, anonymous drives and regularly ducks into the bottom half of the points, whereas The Pastor's often fighting with big guns but just as often is crashing out of respectable points hauls. Just about the only thing they have in common is that they both paid there way into to F1. But who's earning their place there on the track?
Personally I'm in the camp of consistency can be learned. Speed, on the other hand, is handed out at birth. I don't mean it as a rip on Maldonado, but he doesn't seem to have the brains of his teammate. Nor do I mean this as a rip on Senna, but Maldonado appears infinitely more gifted a racer.
But which would you rather employ, regardless of how much they're paying for their seat? Personally I'd take Pastor, but that's because I think he's got a beautiful smile: