Category Archives: Pastor Maldonado

Lotus still pointless as Romain Grosjean hits trouble in China

Lotus suffered more back luck on Sunday in Shanghai as the team once again failed to get one of their cars into the points. The team are yet to register any points this year, Romain Grosjean have the team their best result in Malaysia with 11th and could have be bettered that until a gearbox

Romain Grosjean hails Lotus progress after first Q3 showing

Romain Grosjean is pleased with the progress Lotus have made over this weekend after making into the final part of qualifying for the first time this season. The Frenchman benefited from the tricky conditions to post competitive lap times in the morning practice and later on carry that form into qualifying by giving Lotus there

Red Bull finally have success as Perez stays fastest in Bahrain

It was all about the long runs again on day two of the final preseason test in Bahrain, though for Red Bull some signs of hope emerged. As Sergio Perez again went quickest on the day for Force India, Daniel Ricciardo went against the race simulations most were doing instead completing some short qualifying style

Perez fastest for Force India as Renault woes continue

Sergio Perez led the opening day of the final preseason test in Bahrain for Force India as the expected front runners concentrated on new updates and Renault’s problems continued . In what is a crucial four days for all the teams before the opening race in Melbourne in just over two weeks, the Mexican’s 1:35.290

Bahrain Day 4: Rosberg impresses as test ends

Mercedes and Nico Rosberg laid down a marker to the rest of the F1 grid with an impressive lap time on the final day of testing in Bahrain. The German put his team-mates time of 1:34.2 from Friday quickly in the shade as he beat it not once but twice in the first two hours

Bahrain Day 3: Hamilton & Mercedes set impressive pace

After Kevin Magnussen surprised the F1 world with his pace on Thursday, Lewis Hamilton took it to another level as he set the fastest time on day three in Bahrain. Running on lower fuel for much of the day using both the medium and soft compound tyres, the Mercedes driver beat Magnussen’s 1:34.9 from Thursday

2013 Korean GP Results

Pos. Driver Team Points 1 VET Red Bull 25 2 RAI Lotus 18 3 GRO Lotus 15 4 HUL Sauber 12 5 HAM Mercedes 10 6 ALO Ferrari 8 7 ROS Mercedes 6 8 BUT McLaren 4 9 MAS Ferrari 2 10 PER McLaren 1 11 GUT Sauber 0 12 BOT Williams 0 13 MAL

Predicting the grid for F1 2017

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As F1′s so called silly season continues with speculation of him going here and him going there, let’s take it to a new level and try and predict the F1 grid in 2017. Why 2017 I hear you ask, well Fernando Alonso will be out of contract at Ferrari, will that trigger Sebastian Vettel’s move

Imperious Hamilton claims Hungarian GP victory

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JULY 26:  Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP drives during practice for the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at Hungaroring on July 26, 2013 in Budapest, Hungary.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton produced a commanding performance to claim victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix. The Briton claimed his first win for Mercedes as Kimi Raikkonen made a 2 stop strategy work to overcome a disappointed Sebastian Vettel to claim second, the German claimed third. The start was clean as Hamilton got away well, Vettel was

The battle of the team-mates in 2013: Sauber, Williams, Caterham and Marussia

As we reach the halfway point in the 2013 season, Zoe Chelsea takes us through the battle of the team-mates starting at the back with the four slowest teams so far this season. Sauber: Sauber signed German Nico Hulkenberg for this season, to drive alongside rookie, Esteban Gutierrez. Sauber haven’t been as competitive as they

How good is the next generation of F1 drivers?

Formula 1 is currently enjoying a period with some of the greatest driver’s ever to step in a F1 car, while Michael Schumacher may have retired (again) drivers like Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel are taking up his mantel, but how about the next generation, could they become the Alonso’s and Schumacher’s of

Have Williams lost their way in 2013?

Just after a year after a dominant victory at the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix Williams are struggling to make an impact. Six races into the 2013 season and they have failed to score a single point whilst continuing to struggle in qualifying. They have twice had a best result of just 11th place but are

Advent day 2 – Pastor Maldonado

For day 2 we have Pastor Maldonado. We’ll start with the obvious place and look at his maiden victory in the Spanish Grand Prix. Maldonado drove a flawless weekend. Doubtless he was assisted by Lewis Hamilton’s relegation to the back of the grid but he won the race in some style after soaking up heaps of pressure

Maldonado vs Hamilton – Over A Pint

I wrote a little piece about the incident between Pastor Maldonado and Lewis Hamilton at the European GP in Valencia and thought I would share it with you here.  It stand to reason that each coin really has three sides… In an effort to avoid posting duplicate content, I’m redirecting you the original source of

Montreal… The Fans Verdict

Last year’s wet extravaganza  means that this year’s Canadian GP had a lot to live up to. The first hour of FP1 went past without anything to report just the usual set up and aero tests for each team however the curse of FP1 struck again for Heikki Kovalainen this time however it was a driver

Top 10 Moments – Monaco GP 2012

After another open race here is our top ten moments of the race. 10. Safety car heaven. Yet again, we saw another Safety Car in Monaco. After Grosjean’s collision at the first corner on the first lap, the safety car was deployed. It was out only for two laps but goes to show how easily

Monte Carlo … The Fans Verdict

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  The magic of Monaco dawned upon the F1 calendar and always the sun came out to showcase its incredible scenery and backdrop to what was a typical Monaco grand prix!     The tradition at Monaco is for FP1 and Fp2 to take place on the Thursday as the Friday is a national holiday

How will the 2012 Championship be won?

The answer to this could not be more simple. Consistency. So far this season we have seen 5 different race winners and all of these have been in different cars. To demonstrate why I believe this, I shall look at the drivers who have been victorious so far this season. Jenson Button JB won the

F1: Three P’s And No Crystal Balls

Pastor: Stories swirling as usual after a good performance about the next big F1 star.  Most recently, Pastor Maldonado coming off his win in Spain is being hailed as the “real deal” and possible champion hopeful.  While it is true that Maldonado had the race of his career in Barcelona, one victory, a champion does

Williams in Spain.

With four different winners at four different races, the Spanish Grand Prix didn’t look to be any different with Williams Pastor Maldonado on pole following a penalty for original pole sitter Lewis Hamilton. Maldonados’ team mate, Bruno Senna qualified seventeenth but went on to retire from the race because of an incident with Michael Schumacher.