Maldonado has angered a number of drivers throughout the course of the campaign with his gung-ho style and has been involved in clashes with Sergio Perez, Lewis Hamilton, Romain Grosjean and Paul di Resta.
On the positive side, Venezuelan Maldonado gave Williams their first win for seven and a half years in Spain in May, a stand-out result as nine of 11 races have failed to yield a point.
Despite that, Maldonado already has his sights set on a place with the team for next year, although it is likely Williams will not announce their line-up until after the season has finished.
"I'm looking forward. The team is working hard on next year, so we will see," said Maldonado ahead of this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix.
"At the moment I'm still concentrating on this year, there are nine races to go so we are right in the middle of the season.
"Obviously I'm not guaranteed a place for next year and there have been no talks, but Williams always wait until the end of the season, so I'm not anxious - not yet.
"But I feel I'm doing quite well. I've put the team at the top (with my win), I like the people, we have a great relationship, but we'll see. Anything can happen."
Naturally, Williams is Maldonado's first choice for 2013, adding: "From my point of view, yes, because I have confidence in the team.
"I like the team, this team has a big future, is improving all of the time and I would like to win the championship here before I leave."
As to his on-track antics that have resulted in him being hauled in front of the stewards on a number of occasions, Maldonado at least appreciates "the second half of the season must be better".
He added: "I hope to have a more competitive car, to push harder, to improve, to try to enjoy, which is the most important thing in Formula One.
"I'm quite optimistic for this second part, to get some good results, so I'm ready to do my best, to recover some points."