Formula 1 News

Maldonado: accident partly my fault, partly the cars' fault

The Lotus driver said he suffered wheelspin coming out of Turn 9.
Friday, August 22, 2014

 

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, August 22nd, 2014 (F1Plus / Rosie Baillie) - Pastor Maldonado feels his crash in FP2 was part his fault and part the cars' fault. 

 

Seven minutes in to FP2 red flags came out after Maldonado crashed his E22 after Turn 9. 

 

"The problem was I got a huge wheelspin on the exit of Turn 9 and I touched the gravel," Maldonado explained. 

"That's it and it was worse when I touched the gravel. The problem came on the exit of the corner, I lost the car and there was nothing I could do."

“I think it’s difficult to drive. It was the first lap, cold tires, maybe a bit from my side, a bit from the car." 

He visited the medical centre as a precaution and was given the all-clear by the doctor. 

 

"I went for a quick check up and I was okay and the doctor say 'you don't need to be here'," he explained. 

 

"It was not a big shunt."

 

Maldonado was 18th fastest in FP1 and did not set a time during the afternoon session due to his accident. 

 

The Lotus driver says there was not much damage to the car and is confident that they can perform well in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix. 

 

"the damage to the car is not so much. I’d already been able to determine from the morning that we have a reasonable car here," he said. 

 

"Certainly, we have potential to fight for a good qualifying session and a good race."

 

"We do struggle with our power for the long straights, but it is better than we expected so that’s a plus point."

Your Comments

 

Next F1 Race

United Kingdom
Jul 5
United Kingdom

Formula 1 News

Monday, May 18, 2015

F1 changes yet to clear hurdles

F1plusStore

F1 Standings

Drivers
Teams
1 Lewis Hamilton 126
2 Nico Rosberg 116
3 Sebastian Vettel 98
4 Kimi Räikkönen 60
5 Valtteri Bottas 42
6 Felipe Massa 39
1 Mercedes 242
2 Ferrari 158
3 Williams F1 81
4 Red Bull Racing 52
5 Sauber 21
6 Sahara Force India 17

View complete standings table »

F1plusStore

Last F1 Race

Monaco Grand Prix
Monte Carlo, Circuit of Monaco
1
Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
2
Sebastian Vettel
Ferrari
3
Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes
Fastest Lap


0s

Pole Position

Lewis Hamilton

View all »

 

Follow Us