Pastor Maldonado is refusing to let his naysayers get him down as he gears up for the start of his Lotus career.
In the past, the former Williams driver has come in for some stick for his hotheadedness, criticised by rivals and fans alike.
However, this season he is determined to prove himself as a driver and will need to keep his emotions in check given Lotus' poor pre-season.
"In the past I have had a very bad experience sometimes, but sometimes I have had a very good experience," he explained.
"It's normal you have bad days - not only as the driver, but even for the team. I am like that: human and not a robot like you, like all of you. I'm just driving the car.
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