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Maldonado is a stupid driver says Perez

Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado has been branded as stupid, dangerous and lacking in respect for other drivers by Sauber's Sergio Perez.

The Mexican driver was involved in another incident with the Williams driver on Sunday during the British Grand Prix.

Just a few weeks ago Maldonado caused an accident with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton in Valencia and he has also been involved in incidents at Monaco earlier this season [also with Perez] and in Australia where he made contact with Romain Grosjean, ending the Lotus drivers race.

Three of the above incidents have seen action taken by the race stewards, in Monaco he was given a 10-place grid penalty for deliberately crashing into Perez, after the European Grand Prix he was given a post-race time penalty which cost him one world championship point and following the race at Silverstone, he was given a 10,000 euro fine and a reprimand.

The British Grand Prix stewards adjudged the incident serious enough to hand him a 'double penalty', but curiously it did not involve any penalties for the following race.

It's unlikely that the penalty will have been severe enough to appease Sauber driver Sergio Perez who following his retirement ranted to both Sky Sports and the BBC.

'With this driver you cannot do anything. He is a stupid driver, He deserves a big penalty. We are risking our lives. He is dangerous.' he told Sky Sports.

When speaking to the BBC the Mexican elaborated further: 'Pastor is a driver who doesn't respect other drivers, It's a matter of fact. He should have given me enough space not to crash but he tried to push me all the way to the outside.

'I don't understand the way he is driving. I hope the stewards can do something because the last three or four races he has done something to someone.

'It's not the first time he has damaged my weekend. He did the same with Lewis in Valencia and they just gave him a drive-through which I think is not enough. He will never learn if they don't do something.'


Once you add in the three penalties he has also received for gear box changes, Maldonado's six penalties from the opening nine races of the season equals Lewis Hamilton's record of six penalties for 2011.

When you consider in affect it was a double penalty following the British Grand Prix he has in fact received seven penalties, just how many will he receive by the end of this 20 race season?

Well as Maldonado believes he isn't doing anything wrong, it could well be a few more!

Asked directly by the BBC if he would alter his approach, Maldonado said: 'No, because I think I have been unlucky.'

Meanwhile Sergio Perez's team-mate Kamui Kobayashi also left Silverstone with less change in his pocket, the Japanese driver was given a 25,000 euro fine for running over three members of his pit crew when entering his box during a pit-stop.

The race stewards adjudged the incident as Ďa very dangerous manoeuvre which had potentially serious implicationsí, but thankfully all members of his crew escaped without serious injury.










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Writer: Red5 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 10 2012

Time: 1:00PM

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I was delighted with Perez making a stand and speaking out about Maldonado, he is a complete liability and has caused so many incidents over the past two seasons.
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