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Adios Maldonado

Postby Lawrence on Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:05 am

Want to give a proper send-off to Maldonado, a much maligned driver who both earned his criticism but was better than many of his critics give him credit for. He did win one race with Williams, and it was by being the strongest car/driver combination that day. He did show some speed and if he could have ever gotten consistent, could have been a threat. Certainly one of the fastest paying drivers out there. I did not particularly like the politicians he associated with, but less so than some of the Russian drivers.

On the whole, probably a relief to many that he is leaving F1, but he did have some talent as a driver.
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Re: Adios Maldonado

Postby Sakae on Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:22 am

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Re: Adios Maldonado

Postby Paolo 2 on Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:40 pm

I think that Maldonado proves that talent is not enough to cut it in F1, a driver needs to be able to think about what is happening around him and keep his cool as well as going fast round a bend
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Re: Adios Maldonado

Postby Lawrence on Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:48 am

Quote from rookie driver Jolyon Palmer about Maldonado: ""He's not a bad driver, he won GP2 and he won a grand prix, remember. Throughout last season he ran Romain Grosjean close a lot of the time. It was just that he made mistakes at important moments. That's where Romain (Grosjean) had the advantage."
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