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Williams deems Maldonado practice incident 'avoidable'

"The tyre performed pretty well [as expected] in terms of both pace and durability, [and one-stopping was] not really [a surprise], as the tyres were capable of a one-stop and it was likely to have been the default strategy for the majority of the field."

With the Canadian Grand Prix next on the schedule, Gillan remains confident that Maldonado can bounce back from his moment of Monaco madness - he was subsequently caught up in the first lap melee on raceday, colliding with the rear of Pedro de la Rosa and ending his race in the tyre wall - and produce another strong run at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, where former team-mate Rubens Barrichello finished ninth last season.

"Montreal is usually an eventful race, with multiple stops, high brake wear and the chance of a safety car being very likely," he mused, "However, the team are looking forward to it as we believe that we should be strong again - but we need to deliver in both qualifying and the race. "




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Stuart - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 1:13 PM

I think having a fiery nature is a good trait within F1. Nice guys finish last n'all. However it needs to be controlled. This has happened twice now - I hope if he does it again he'll get a three race ban or similar. Needs to grow up.



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