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After qualifying yesterday, Pastor Maldonado was adamant that the clash between himself and Lewis Hamilton had been a racing incident - a collision in which they were both to blame.
Lewis wasn’t happy about the situation, saying: “It was not a racing incident. I thought through the last corner that I had to get past the guys and we perhaps touched a little bit, I don’t know. I perhaps thought he was upset about that or not, or wanted to make a point to me. I really don’t know.”
Today, Hamilton was involved in a crash with Kamui Kobayashi, an incident that was not penalised, but which the Brit later took to Twitter to apologise for. He said: “After watching the replay, I realise it was my fault today 100%. I didn’t give Kobayashi enough room though I thought I was past.”
In the post-race BBC interview, when asked about the qualifying incident, Maldonado wasn’t letting it go. He said: “That’s racing and we need to look forward, that’s past. The only bad thing is he did the same today. I think he needs to be more focused on his racing and not to do that movement.”
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References Kamui Kobayashi, Lewis Hamilton, Pastor Maldonado
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