Bahrain

Last Race: 19th Apr Bahrain

Bahrain GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Kimi Raikkonen
3 Nico Rosberg
Spain

Next Race: 10th May Spain

Maldonado laments lost podium

2012-11-04 16:23:00

 RSS

Share:

Maldonado laments lost podium

Pastor Maldonado was disappointed to have missed out on the Abu Dhabi podium even though he didn't have KERS for much of the race...

Pastor Maldonado was disappointed to have missed out on the Abu Dhabi podium even though he didn't have KERS for much of the race.


Starting third on the grid, the Williams driver held the position though the opening stint before losing out to Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.

Falling back, the Venezuelan was involved in a racing incident with Mark Webber that saw the Red Bull racer attempt to pass him around the outside.

The two banged wheels and Webber was put into a spin. The stewards cleared both drivers of any wrong doing.

Maldonado went on to finish in fifth place, only his fourth points-scoring result of the Championship.

"It's disappointing because we missed the podium," he said.

"The car was strong but after the Safety Car I did all of the race defending everything and trying to get back past the other drivers. It's difficult when you have problems with the car on this track."

He added: "They're good points. We saved the day and I hope to be competitive in the next two races."

As for his incident with Webber, he said: "I think Mark Webber was unlucky because he tried to get a place on me on the outside and he touched my front right wheel and he span. It was disappointing for him but it was a risky manoeuvre."

Related Links
Kimi Is Back On Top With Abu Dhabi Win
The Abu Dhabi GP In Pictures

Here's a man with a lot of reasons to be happy

Editor's Picks

Tech: McLaren Rear Wing

Tech: McLaren Rear Wing

Matt Somerfield looks at the new rear wing top flap and mainplane that was introduced on Fernando Alonso's car in Bahrain...

Team-Mate Wars: Bahrain

Team-Mate Wars: Bahrain

In F1, the first person you have to beat is your team-mate. Andrew Davies' Team-Mate Wars bows out for the final time...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

Kvyat Crossroads

Kvyat Crossroads

Out-gunned by his team-mate, Daniil Kyvat could be facing the stark reality that goes with racing for the Red Bull squad...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...