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F1 United States Grand Prix: Maldonado secures maiden hat-trick points finishes

Pastor Maldonado is in his strongest vein of form since joining the Formula 1 paddock in 2011 with a third consecutive points finish – the first time the Venezuelan has achieved the feat.
Pastor Maldonado is in his strongest vein of form since joining the Formula 1 paddock in 2011 with a third consecutive points finish – the first time the Venezuelan has achieved the feat.

The Lotus driver was able to keep himself out of trouble while staying on the slippery ribbon of track in Austin to grab eighth place in the United States Grand Prix.

Combining it with his eighth in Japan and seventh in Russia, Maldonado is arguably in his most consistent form and he says he is happy to do a team job heading into the final three races of 2015.

“We are in the points once again which is the main positive thing for the team,” Maldonado said. “It was quite a busy race with a lot of fighting around me, and even some fighting with the car as it didn't quite perform as expected.”

The Lotus driver says the conditions impacted the E23 Hybrid's performance and feels his team were able to manage the drying circuit better than its rivals which was the key to his fifth points finish of the season.

“It was a little bit strange because we are normally quite strong in the races; better than in qualifying in fact,” he said. “My crew were great all day with qualifying and the race. We hope to continue scoring strong points in the remaining races.”


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