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Post-qualifying press conference - European GP - Pt.1

We've seen a number of drivers going off at the end of the straight Pastor, and today we saw you go off as well. Is this going to be a major problem during the race, do you think?

Pastor Maldonado:
I don't' think so. I was just not ready for the lap. It was so difficult. As you saw, many drivers were struggling on braking, especially with the front. But I think today was a really good day for the team. We did pretty good, especially because this morning it was very difficult for us – but we understand a bit the way how to make quite well the tyres. And here we are.

Q:
Was it a little bit of guesswork, do you think? Lewis touched on guesswork. Normally it's pure theory.

Pastor Maldonado:
Right now, everything is too tight. Everything is too tight and it's very difficult to make the difference. I saw Q2, and just off one-tenth I was in P7. You can imagine everything counts now. It's very difficult. Even for tomorrow, it's going to be a difficult race. We need to be… we need to stay on the safe side, trying to stay competitive and to stay with the same pace we saw yesterday. We need to stay with the same pace we saw yesterday and then we'll see.





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23.06.2012- Qualifying, Press conference, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8 and Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams F1 Team FW34
23.06.2012- Qualifying, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8 pole position and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 2nd position
23.06.2012- Qualifying, Press conference, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8
23.06.2012- Qualifying, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB8 pole position, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 2nd position and Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams F1 Team FW34 3rd position

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