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Williams secure first win for eight years at Spanish Grand Prix // Pastor Maldonado turns pole position into an impressive victory

Published by Christine Blachford

Williams secure first win for eight years at Spanish Grand Prix
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The grid for the Spanish Grand Prix promised plenty, and it certainly delivered. Pastor Maldonado lined up on pole position but lost his lead to Fernando Alonso into the very first corner.

Bruno Senna and Michael Schumacher came together just 13 laps in, putting both of them out of the race. Meanwhile, an early round of pit stops saw McLaren have a heart-stopping moment when Lewis Hamilton bounced off one of the tyres that had not been moved out the way quickly enough. Thankfully, it didn’t do any harm, and Hamilton continued making his way through the field. He finished the race an impressive eighth - ahead of teammate Jenson Button.

Narain Karthikeyan, Charles Pic and Sergio Pérez all retired from the race, whilst Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa were given drive through penalties for failing to slow down under yellow flags.

At the front, Maldonado found his way back into the lead after a good pit stop, but Alonso chased him to the line. The Ferrari’s tyres started to go off, though, pushing Alonso back into the clutches of Kimi Räikkönen. However, the positions remained as they were, and Maldonado took his first Formula One victory.




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