Germany

Last Race: 20th Jul Germany

Germany GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Nico Rosberg
2 Valtteri Bottas
3 Lewis Hamilton

Maldonado confirms engine problem

Tuesday 8th April 2014

Share:

Maldonado confirms engine problem

Maldonado confirms engine problem

Pastor Maldonado was left to lament yet another engine issue that kept his running down to just 16 laps on Day One at Bahrain.

The Venezuelan driver was entrusted with the E22 on the first day of the in-season, however, spent any time out on track.

A slow start was followed by a few brief runs but it all came to an end around the lunch break.

"It was a problem around the engine," Maldonado told Crash.net. "Still they are working hard to know better.

"Again it's some issues around the power unit and the complex stuff."

The Lotus driver confirmed that the team had hoped to test a few software updates for their Renault engine but never got around to it.

"Something in the software but in the end we've not been able to test it because this morning we've been more focused on the aero and we were supposed to test some different things in the engine as well."

Maldonado, though, downplayed Tuesday's issue, billing it as a "mistake" more than a major problem, adding: "We need to check what happened in there with the Renault guys.

"Testing is for this; we don't want to lose time during the races and sometimes it's better to be on track but it's not affecting us that much to be honest.

"Tomorrow we have another day so I hope Romain [Grosjean] can continue with the plan and hopefully it's a better day for the team."

Related Links
Gallery: Sensor Centre In Sakhir

Saturday's Gallery From Hungary

Editor's Picks

Winners & Losers: Germany

Winners & Losers: Germany

Not the best result, but Daniel Ricciardo drove the finest race of his F1 career on a storming afternoon at Hockenheim...

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

There appears to be a sense of déjà vu for Ferrari since the return of Kimi Raikkonen, and perhaps it's time for the team to cut their losses...

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Daniil Kvyat is bossing his more experienced team-mate, unlike Kevin Magnussen. Fernando Alonso still has the biggest margin...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...