F1 » Maldonado rues KERS failure


Pastor Maldonado misses out on a potential podium after KERS failure in Abu Dhabi

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Mc-Merc - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 10:50 AM

I can't help but feel that McLaren would have been better off signing him (or Hulkenberg) in lieu of Perez. He is quick and, if he were running at the front (and in a McLaren he would be) he wouldn't be having any clashes with other racers...
My opinion...

blublz

November 05, 2012 11:30 AM

@ Mc-Merc, i dont know if you've ever tuned in to Peter Windsor's 'The Flying Lap', round about episode #80, one of the guest's mentioned that senior personell at McLaren were seriously looking at Pastor, at the time however, the government elections were

garth - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 3:01 PM

maldonado will replace button in next two year.... he and perez would be latine tandem... and macca would use latine machine to that is dodge...

Jose - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 3:24 PM

The 'Cannon Ball' (Just Joking) put his cards on the table
He is quick..Williams has the best pay driver they have ever
had. He had the Podium in site. With one win Maldonado
is the real deal..Cool!

Old, Jose

JJJ - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 4:47 PM

Don't understand why WIlliams didn't call him in earlier. It was clear that his tyres were dropping off but they kept him on the softs until lap 30 and then switched to hards with only 25 laps to go. Including the laps the softs would have done in qualy I don't quite understand that tactic. If that group in front of him wouldn't have crashed that would have cost him a couple of places. Doing a lap on softs in Q1 was also a weird call by the team, eventhough they might have known by then they were only gonna need one set of softs in the race, it was clear that his time was good enough and he could have used the set in Q3.

Nanbawan - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 9:01 PM


Maldonado isn't a pay driver stricto sensu. He's a GP2 champion who has a financial backing. He's no Taki Inoue for instance. Now it's sure that having the Venezuelan backing helps to land a drive in a team like Williams but the guy deserved to have a shot at F1 even on merit.

Jose - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 9:49 PM

Nanbawan,
I could care less who sported the bucks up front..
no cash no seat..Ok call it sponsorship if you like
Taipan 'Logic' that it is

Badman, Jose

Jose - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 9:57 PM

Nanbawan,

Merit or talent means little in F1if you are no a member
of the top 5...Money talks, baby

JJJ,
Do you really think the principles at McLaren are smart
...Nada Amigo they loss the best driver in F1..By playing
a stupid game!!
for me Massa, Hulk or Maldonado ...

Jose

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